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32 St George Street
London
UK
W1S 2EA
Contact Lucinda Boyle
Telephone +44 207493 0876
Fax +44 207495 5010
Website www.shapero.com
Specialists Travel & Exploration, Illustrated books including Natural History, Russian, Judaica, History of Ideas
Shapero Rare Books
Stand H02

An attractive copy of this important edition of Defoe's classic

DEFOE, Daniel.

The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. [Together with:] The Life of Daniel Defoe. By George Chalmers., London, John Stockdale, 1790

First Stockdale edition and the first edition to be illustrated by Thomas Stothard, 2 volumes, large 8vo, 389; 456pp., 14 engraved plates after Thomas Stothard by Medland, author portrait prior to the Life of Defoe, contemporary straight-grained crimson morocco, covers with wide border of gilt fillets and roll tools, spine compartments with floral design made up of pointillé tools, green morocco title labels and volume numbers directly lettered, gilt turn-ins and edges, title-page and frontispiece to vol. I with small burn repair to each in outer margin, occasional spotting or light browning, without the list of subscribers, board edges lightly rubbed, a few minor ink spots on covers of vol. I, otherwise a very good set., published 1790.

Note
AN ATTRACTIVELY BOUND COPY OF THE 1790 EDITION illustrated by the fashionable Thomas Stothard.
This first Stockdale edition provides the reader with both the first appearance of Stothard’s engravings as well as the first appearance in print of George Chalmers’s Life of Daniel Defoe. Thomas Stothard, known for the beauty, invention, textual sympathy and spirit of his illustrations, reached a new level with these for Robinson Crusoe. They are considered to be among his most important, so much so that they were re-engraved by C. Heath and published by Cadell thirty years later.

Bibliography
ESTC T72291; Hammelmann and Boase 70.
£3,800