1749 Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe Voyages Saint-Hychinthe French Shipwreck 2v
“It is never too late to be wise.”
― Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
“One of the most beautiful travel books in figures of the eighteenth century" (Gumuchian)
Called the original adventure novel, Robinson Crusoe was originally published in 1719 and depicts the life of a castaway who learns to survive on an island for decades. However, while it saw substantial success with the masses, there were still those that were not impressed. Charles Dickens said,
“...Robinson Crusoe should be the only instance of a universally popular book that could make no one laugh and could make no one cry.”
This rare 1749 French edition was published in two volumes. The book was extremely popular and rival publishers sought to publish it, even if they did not own the rights to do so. Many 18th-century pirated edition of ‘Robinson Crusoe’ have been known to exist. This edition features the French translations of Themisis de Saint-Hyacinthe (part I) and Justus van Effen (part 2).
Item number: #2372
La vie et les avantures surprenantes de Robinson Crusoe ... : Le tout écrit par lui-même
Amsterdam : L'Honoré & Chatellain, 1749.
•Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
oVol. I – [vi], 486
oVol. II – 456
•Binding: Leather; tight & secure
•Size: ~6.5in X 4in (16.5cm x 10cm)
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