Lot 136
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Defoe, Daniel

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The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner ...  Written by Himself. London: Printed for William Taylor, 1719 — The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. Being the Second and Last Part of his Life and of the Strange Surprizing Accounts of his Travels Round Three Parts of the Globe. London: Printed for William Taylor, 1719

2 volumes, 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.; 197 x 120 mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait of Crusoe, engraved foldout map in vol. 2, errata and 4-pp. advertisement in vol. 1, 11-pp. advertisement in vol. 2; last 4 quires of vol. 1 stained, scattered foxing on title and some leaves of vol. 2. Contemporary calf, not uniform, vol. 1 in a panel design, vol. 2 mottled with gilt-ruled border; upper cover of vol. 2 scuffed, and rebacked with original spine laid down. Red half morocco folding-case (vol. 1) and brown cloth folding-case (vol. 2).


Hamond (ms. exlibris on title of vol. 1) — Percival & Elisabeth Merritt (bookplate in vol. 2)


Grolier English 41; Hutchins 52, 97; Moore 412, 417; PMM 180; Rothschild 775 (vol. 1 only)

Catalogue Note

First editions. With points, Vol. I: Hutchins' second state of the title-page (semicolon after London); second state of the Preface with recto ending with "always" and the catchword "apply"; second state of the text with "pilot" and "portuguese" spelled correctly on p. 343; vol. 2: verso of f. A4 blank; the reading "FARTHER" on B1r; page 295 correctly numbered (a combination not noted by Hutchins).