“NEVER ANY YOUNG ADVENTURER’S MISFORTUNES… BEGAN SOONER OR CONTINUED LONGER THAN MINE”
DEFOE, Daniel. The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe. London, 1719. Two volumes.
Third edition, first issue, of Defoe’s masterpiece, published within two months of the extremely rare first edition, with the engraved frontispiece portrait of Crusoe by Clark and Pine, together with a scarce first edition, second issue of the second part, with folding map of the world, beautifully bound. $17,000.