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The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe by  Daniel Defoe - Hardcover - 1979 - from Minotavros Books and

The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by Defoe, Daniel

Condition: Fine

Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: Franklin Library, 1979. Hard Cover. Fine. Falke, Pierre. 8vo. Quarter bound in blue leather and cloth with gilt dentelle tooling on spine and boards. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. 355 p.p. Twelve full colour woodcut plates, incl. frontis. The colour woodcuts of Pierre Falke originally appeared in "La Vie et Les Adventures Etranges et Suprenantes de Robinson Crusoe de York, Marin," published by Henri Jonquieres, Paris, 1926, in an edition limited to 151 copies. They are reproduced courtesy of the late publisher's daughter. Facsimilie of the title page from the first edition (1719) of The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.

The classic tale of a man shipwrecked on a remote island, and his struggle to retain his humanity against the forces of nature, as well as do battle with his own fears and loneliness.


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