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The Hermit: by Peter Longueville - Seventh - 1700's - from MORRIS ART SALES and Biblio.com

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

Condition: Fair to Good


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 hand written "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.


  • 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: London
  • Date published: 1700's
  • Keywords: The Hermit, Peter Longueville,
  • Bookseller catalogs: Morris Art Sales - Books;


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