London: 1772. The Life and Strange surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner, by Daniel Defoe, 1772, London.
A Rare and attractive early copy of one of the classics of English literature-Robinson Crusoe. Illustrated with colored engravings in the first volume and a folding map in the second volume, our two volumes set was printed in 1772 in London.
Defoe’s Masterpiece, which initiated an entirely new literary form. Written with a keen eye to a contemporary taste for travel and the exotic largely inspired by Britain's burgeoning power as an international trading nation, the novel was an immediate and massive success both among the greatest thinkers of the age and the reading public, passing through four editions in its first year. It is second only to the Bible in number of translations.
Two volumes, clothbinding, slightly worn.
288, 275 pages
12 x 18 cm. Good. Item #63