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DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
[Robinson Crusoe. Part 3. 1720]
Serious reflections during the life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe: with his vision of the angelick world. Written by himself.
London: printed for W. Taylor, 1720.
[16], 270; 64, 63--84, [2] p., fold. map ; 18.2 cm. (8º)

Preface signed: Rob. Crusoe, i.e. Daniel Defoe, but sometimes also attributed to Thomas Gent. The first edition of Defoe's immediately and permanently popular novel The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe (q.v.) was published in April 1719, with three further editions and the less successful Farther adventures of Robinson Crusoe (q.v.) printed by August of the same year. This is the first edition of a further sequel, in fact a volume of essays containing Crusoe's adventures transposed to parable. 'A Vision Of The Angelick World' has separate register pagination. Page 270 catchword is 'The'; a variant has 'A'. With a pictorial map of the island depicting episodes from the original novel, signed 'Clark & Pine Sc. 1719' and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC t72276; Moore 436; Furbank and Owens 210.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the folded map, possibly bound in the copy of part 1 (q.v.). Pencil mark of emphasis in the margin of prelim. p. [7]. Bound as 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 'Robinson Crusoe's Serious Reflections'.

Reference Number 792


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