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[Wyss, Johann David]
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON: OR, THE ADVENTURES OF A FATHER AND MOTHER AND FOUR SONS IN A DESERT ISLAND...TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN OF M. WISS. PRINTED FOR M.J. GODWIN AND CO., 1818
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339
[Wyss, Johann David]
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON: OR, THE ADVENTURES OF A FATHER AND MOTHER AND FOUR SONS IN A DESERT ISLAND...TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN OF M. WISS. PRINTED FOR M.J. GODWIN AND CO., 1818
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1,0001,500
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[Wyss, Johann David]
THE SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON: OR, THE ADVENTURES OF A FATHER AND MOTHER AND FOUR SONS IN A DESERT ISLAND...TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN OF M. WISS. PRINTED FOR M.J. GODWIN AND CO., 1818
2 volumes, 12mo, second English edition, frontispieces and 4 engraved plates (3 in volume 1; one in volume 2), folding map in volume 2, 1p. publisher's adverts on verso of the final page of text in volume 1, later full dark brown morocco gilt, flat spine titled in gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, together in collector's brown morocco and cloth slipcase, occasional spotting and browning, some loss to lower edge of leaf C5 in vol. 1 and to fore-edge of leaf I5 in vol. 2 (not affecting text)
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Catalogue Note

This edition is the first version to have the title by which the book is now known. It was written by Wyss to teach his four sons about family values, the first part being published in Zurich in German in 1812.

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