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A GENERAL HISTORY OF THE LIVES AND ADVENTURES OF THE MOST FAMOUS HIGHWAYMEN, MURDERERS, STREET-ROBBERS, &C, 1736 SECOND EDITION, WITH 26 FOLIO COPPERPLATE ENGRAVINGS

JOHNSON, Charles. General History of the Lives and Adventures of the Most Famous Highwaymen. London, 1736.

Second—and often preferred—edition of this scarce pirate history, with frontispiece and 25 copper-engraved plates, wonderfully bound by Zaehnsdorf in full morocco with gilt skull motifs. $16,800.

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“ESSENTIAL FOR THE FULL UNDERSTANDING OF DEFOE AND THE SUPERNATURAL”

DEFOE, Daniel [attributed to]. View of the Invisible World. London, 1752.

1752 edition, the first of three collected editions that “might almost be called new editions” of Defoe’s Essay on the History and Reality of Apparitions (1727), capturing his intense fascination with the occult, with four copper-engraved plates (including frontispiece), in contemporary calf. $1200.

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1795 NEW YORK EDITION OF DANIEL DEFOE’S INSTRUCTOR TO PARENTS, CHILDREN, MASTERS, SERVANTS, HUSBANDS AND WIVES

[DEFOE, Daniel]. The Family Instructor. New York, 1795.

1795 American edition of Defoe’s guide to incorporating religion into the domestic sphere, written from a Protestant dissenter perspective (i.e. a Christian who rejected the Church of England). $650.

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