1890 Robinson Crusoe
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Fine Binding, Illustrated, Pleasing Copy
Daniel Defoe's 'Robinson Crusoe' forged a genre of its own, inspiring countless copycat books starring castaways on desert islands, such as 'Swiss Family Robinson', 'Lord of the Flies' and Jules Verne's 'Mysterious Island'. Allegedly the only book more widely translated than this is the Bible.
This edition of the classic novel often cited to be one of the first English novels is bound in an immaculate full calf binding, with intricate gilding on the spine and borders. It contains a delightful handwritten inscription awarding a prize for 'attention to the rules' to Chrissie Cowper from S. Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, dated 1890.
With vignette illustrations by George Cruikshank.
In full calf binding. Externally lovely. Prize inscription to Chrissie Cowper for 'attention to rules' dated July 1890. Internally firmly bound, pages bright and clean.
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