Hard Cover. London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1790. Fine.
Two volumes. Engraved frontispiece and vignette title pages and 12 illustrations by Thomas Stothard. Finely bound by Morrell in full polished brown calf, gilt boards to covers and spine compartments, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins. An excellent set with mild fading to spines, some very slight rubbing; internally, extremely clean and fresh with only a few minor spots, else fine. Both volumes housed in a custom felt-lined slipcase. Often regarded as the first English novel, Robinson Crusoe was first published in two volumes by W. Taylor in 1719. Specifically, it is a fictional autobiographical novel told in first-person by the protagonist Robinson Crusoe, a castaway on a remote tropical island whose ingenuity and resourcefulness allow him to survive amidst island natives, cannibals, and mutineers.