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DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
[History and remarkable life of the truly honourable Col. Jacque. 1738]
The history of the most remarkable life, and extraordinary adventures, of the truly honourable Colonel Jaque, vulgarly call'd, Colonel Jack; who was born a gentleman, put apprentice to a pick-pocket, flourish'd six and twenty years as a thief, and was then kidnapp'd to Virginia: came back a merchant, was five times married to four whores, went into the wars, behav'd bravely, got preferment, was made colonel of regiment; return'd again to England, follow'd the fortunes of the Chevalier de St. George, was taken at the late rebellion; receiv'd his pardon from the late King, is now at the head of his regiment, in the service of the Czarina fighting against the Turks, compleating a life of wonders, and resolves to die a general. Written by the author of Robinson Crusoe. The fourth edition.
London: printed by J. Applebee, for Ward and Chandler, booksellers, and sold also at their shops in York, and at Scarborough-Spaw, 1738.
vii, [1], 317, [3] p., engr. frontis. pl. ; 18.2 cm. (8º)

'The Author of Robinson Crusoe' = Daniel Defoe. First published in 1722 as The history and remarkable life of the truly honourable Col. Jacque, this novel is sometimes compared to Moll Flanders for its depiction of social issues such as the links between homeless boys and the criminal underworld. In this edition the preface, somewhat altered from the first edition, is signed 'Daniel D'efoe'. Frontispiece engraved by I. Basire; title-page printed in red and black. With three final pages of advertisements for books available from Cæsar Ward and Richard Chandler. ESTC t69663; Moore 452; Furbank and Owens 217 (p. 206).

Copy Notes 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 'Life Of Col. Jaque'.

Reference Number 785


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