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The Hermit: by Peter Longueville - Seventh - 1700's - from MORRIS ART SALES (SKU: 151BL)

The Hermit:

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The Hermit: or, the Unparallel’d Sufferings and Surprising Adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, an Englishman: who was Lately Discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol Merchant, upon an Uninhabited Island in the South-Sea; where he has Lived above Fifty Years, without a

by Peter Longueville

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About This Item

A charming early publication of a popular tale relating a fictitious British hermit's escape and life on a deserted island off the coast of Mexico. The book remained anonymous until 1727 when a rare edition containing a dedication signed Peter Longueville was discovered and to whom the writing is now attributed. This publication is a seventh edition printed in London for the Booksellers. The first fly page is handwritten "Levi Willis His Book 1776", followed by a titled engraving then another hand printed notation reading "Levi Willis His Book Jan 14, 1815".
Some believe this book (which was probably first published in the late 1600's) was the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe -- there are enough similarities to give validity to this theory.
This may be one of the oldest surviving copies

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Bookseller
MORRIS ART SALES US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
151BL
Title
The Hermit:
Author
Peter Longueville
Format/binding
The book is fully bound in goat skin with raised spines. Condition is Fair to Good
Book condition
Used - Fair to Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
Seventh
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1700's
Keywords
The Hermit, Peter Longueville,
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Morris Art Sales is located in Palm Springs, CA - we specialize in Original Art, Limited Edition Prints, Vintage Etchings, Vintage, Rare and First Edition Books and Collectibles.

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