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DEFOE, Daniel (1661?--1731)
[Robinson Crusoe. Part 1. Abridgments. 1719]
The life and strange surprizing adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, mariner: who lived eight and twenty years all alone in an un-inhabited island on the coast of America, near the mouth of the great river Oroonoque. Having been cast ashore by shipwreck, wherein all the men perished but himself. With an account how he was at last as strangely deliver'd by pyrates. Written originally by himself, and now faithfully abridg'd, in which not one remarkable circumstance is omitted.
London: printed for T. Cox, 1719.
[4], 255, [1] p. ; 15.8 cm. (12º)

Anonymous. Abridged from part 1 of Daniel Defoe's novel, one of the most famous in the English language, first published in April of the same year (q.v.). At foot of imprint: 'Price Two Shillings'. ESTC t72298; Moore 412.

Copy Notes Price at foot of title inked out. First free-endpaper inscribed in ink (not in Soane's hand) 1st Edition of the Abridgement of / Robinson Crusoe by Defoe.

Binding C19th half calf, grey paper boards, blind-tooled spine compartments, gilt-lettered spine title and date.

Reference Number 750


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