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Basilisk Press--Defoe, Daniel
THE LIFE & STRANGE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE OF YORK. THE BASILISK PRESS, 1979  
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,188 GBP
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543
Basilisk Press--Defoe, Daniel
THE LIFE & STRANGE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE OF YORK. THE BASILISK PRESS, 1979  
Estimate
1,0001,500
LOT SOLD. 1,188 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Basilisk Press--Defoe, Daniel
THE LIFE & STRANGE SURPRISING ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE OF YORK. THE BASILISK PRESS, 1979  
4to, NO. 11 OF 25 COPIES (of a total edition of 515 (500 of which were for sale)), this edition with 10 original prints by Edward Gordon Craig bound at the back, frontispiece and 1 colour plate, together with numerous other illustrations by Craig, full dark blue morocco with gilt design on upper board, spine gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, cloth-backed collector's wooden box
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Catalogue Note

The woodcuts for this edition of “Crusoe” were originally created by Edward Gordon Craig in 1924; however the artist was obsessive in nature, and continued to work on the designs well into the 1960s. This 1979 edition is the first published appearance of the finished artwork.

Craig was introduced to woodcutting and engraving in the 1890s by artist William Nicholson. The edition includes an introduction by Craig’s son on his father’s relationship with the art-form, as well as three essays by the artist on Robinson Crusoe.

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