London: The Bibiopholist Society, 1931. Bibliopholist Society Printing. Hardcover. Fair. Introduction by R. Brimley Johnson Authored by Daniel Foe ( 1661 - 1731 ) son of a dissenting Nonconforming butcher, educated for the ministry, but after enlising in the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, he gave up the ministry for industrial tradesman. His book : " the True-Born True-Born Englishman" brought him favour, but hisbook : " The Shortest Way With Dissenters" led to his being fined, pilloried, and put in prison. He was suseqyently sent ot Scotland by Queen Anne to promote the Union. Prodigious English author,journalist, pamphleteer notably including also " Robinson Crusoe" - one of the earliet proponents of the novel. A classic novel in form of an autobiography drawn from real life. About a woman compromised, a woman with five children to care for, trading her virtue to survive,and later trading her affections for fame, wealth and fortune as" a wicked woman " - a mistress of a rich and powerful man. Defoe deftly writes of a ruthless, heartless, vain and obstinate woman who knows she is a resourceful adventuress and is unforging in analyzing herself. Story based on a Countess of Wintelsheim from Germany, known as Lady Roxana, in the times of Charles II. Sheeny Black cloth book with gilt lettering on spine. ( 6 3/8 X 9 1/4 X 1 7/8 ) 322 pages. No dust jacket. Wear on binding and cover edges of 80 year old Daniel Defoe classic..Dual end page John Alan Maxwell end pages drawings and glossy illustrations in text. Private owner illustrated , vintage book label on inside of front cover. Book weighs 2 1/5 pounds.