“PERHAPS THERE EXISTS NO OTHER WORK… IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE, WHICH HAS BEEN MORE GENERALLY READ AND MORE UNIVERSALLY ADMIRED”
DEFOE, Daniel. The Life And Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London: Printed for C. Cooke, . Three volumes. Small octavo, contemporary full brown tree calf, red morocco spine labels.
Cooke’s edition of Defoe’s classic story of survival, with five engraved plates, handsomely bound in full contemporary tree calf.
Of Defoe's immediately popular and enormously influential novel (first published in 1719), Sir Walter Scott wrote, "Perhaps there exists no other work… in the English language, which has been more generally read and more universally admired" (Allibone, 489). Part of Cooke's Edition of Select Novels/Novelists' Pocket Library. Lovett 107. Early ink owner signatures.
Interior generally clean, only light wear mainly to extremities of contemporary tree calf. A handsome, near-fine copy.