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DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
[The storm. 1713]
A collection of the most remarkable casualties and disasters, which happen'd in the late dreadful tempest, both by sea and land, on Friday the twenty-sixth of November, seventeen hundred and three. To which is added, Several very surprizing deliverances. The natural causes and original of winds. Of the opinion of the ancients, that this island was more subject to storms than other parts of the world. With several other curious observations upon the storm. The whole divided into chapters under proper heads. The second edition.
London: printed for George Sawbridge, and J. Nutt, [1713].
[16], 272 p., [1] fold. letterpress table. ; 18.3 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe. Date from ESTC. Apparently a reissue of the 1704 edition, entitled The storm: or, a collection of the most remarkable casualties (see Furbank and Owens 59). Numerous errors in pagination. The great storm of 1703 was the most severe storm ever recorded in southern Britain, lasting over a week and causing widespread damage with the loss of hundreds of ships and thousands of lives. ESTC t70819; Moore 81.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page: H. Further cyphers in ink at foot of page 1. Part of a uniformly bound 48-volume set of works by or attributed to Defoe which on the evidence of endleaves variously watermarked '1814', '1808', etc. was presumably assembled around 1810--15.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Defoe's Works' and 'Tempest'.

Reference Number 833


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