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LITERATURE AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID R. MACDONALD

[Defoe, Daniel]
THE WONDERFUL LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF THAT RENOWNED HERO ROBINSON CRUSOE. [LONDON: JOHN NEWBERY, C. 1768]
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 40,625 USD
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LITERATURE AND CHILDREN'S BOOKS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DAVID R. MACDONALD

[Defoe, Daniel]
THE WONDERFUL LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF THAT RENOWNED HERO ROBINSON CRUSOE. [LONDON: JOHN NEWBERY, C. 1768]
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 40,625 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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[Defoe, Daniel]
THE WONDERFUL LIFE AND SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF THAT RENOWNED HERO ROBINSON CRUSOE. [LONDON: JOHN NEWBERY, C. 1768]
32mo (3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in.; 98 x 64 mm). Engraved frontispiece and title, plus 6 engraved plates, 10-page publisher's advertisement paginated "151-160." Original Dutch floral boards; upper hinge neatly repaired, lower portion of backstrip gone. In a red half-morocco slipcase.
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Provenance

Edgar S. Oppenheimer (pencil note on front pastedown and citation in Roscoe, his [unnamed] sale, Sotheby's 22 June 1982, lot 47) — Justin Schiller (bookplate)

Literature

S. Roscoe, John Newbery and His Successors (1975), J93 (1) & (1a) which are apparently identical.

Catalogue Note

The first edition to be published by the Newberys, evidently unique, and dated by Roscoe to "not before 1768." The title and collation he gives under (1A) is the same as the present copy (though with only 5 plates), and he states "perhaps = no. (1)." 

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