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Memoirs of a Cavalier: Or A Military Journal of The Wars in Germany, and The Wars in England; From The Year 1632, to the Year 1648. Written Threescore Years ago by an English Gentleman who served first in the Army of Gustavus Adolphus, the glorious King of Sweden, till his Death; and after that, in the Royal Amy of King Charles the First, from the Beginning of the Rebellion, to the End of that War.

By [Daniel Defoe]

1720

A. Bell : London

8" by 5"

338pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

A very scarce first edition copy of this fictional work by the notable author and journalist Daniel Defoe. 'Memoirs of a Cavalier' is written in the form of first person military journal this novel is full of peril and adventure.

First edition. Very scarce. ESTC no. T69689 Wrong imposition with the text of p.268 printed after that of p.269, an in accordance with the ESTC listing. Undated, dated using Copac. Published anonymously, written by Daniel Defoe. In the style of the a military memoir, and is set across two wars those being the Thirty Year War and the English Civil War, from the date 1632 to 1648. The stories charts the story of a merchant ship which is shipwrecked on a Caribbean Island. Written in the first person the work was attributed to Andrew Newport, though it is in fact written by Daniel Defoe. Daniel Defoe was a British author and pamphleteer, whose most famous works include 'Robinson Crusoe' and 'Moll Flanders'. Though one of his lessor known works, this volume in an important and scarce copy of this work by the notable author. Internally the volume is in very good condition. Ink inscription to the title page that reads 'A work of fiction by De Foe'.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding. Externally rubbed, the front board is detached but present, and the rear board lacking. Rubbing to the head and tail of the spine with loss to the tail of the backstrip, with backstrip lifting to the head. Tear to the centre of the backstrip. The front endpapers are also detached. Internally firmly bound. Pages are generally clean with odd handling marks and light age toning to the title page. Ink inscription to the title pages.

Overall Condition: Fair

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