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ANTIQUARIAN BOOK

The Novels.

DEFOE (Daniel).

DEFOE (Daniel).

The Novels.

Woodcut vignette on part titles of vols. 1-3 and woodcut plates.

First Scott edition. 12 volumes. Small 8vo. [185 x 108 x 290 mm]. [2]ff, iv. xxxiii, 287 pp; [2]ff, iv, 330 pp; [2]ff, iv, 329pp; xxi, [iii], 211, [3] pp; vii, [i], 242, [2] pp; [iv], [ix]-xii, [v]-[viii], 259 pp; vii, [i], 251 pp; viii, 272 pp; vii, [i], 251 pp; [2]ff, 255, [1] pp; [2]ff, 217pp; [2]ff, 288pp. Bound in the original light brown paper covered boards, the spines with printed paper labels, plain endleaves, uncut and largely unopened edges. (Vol.12 rebacked to match, headcaps chipped, a few joints cracked, labels rubbed and minor stains).
Edinburgh: printed by James Ballantyne and Co, for John Ballantyne and Co. and Brown and Crombie; and Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme in London, 1810

Edited by Sir Walter Scott and comprising The Life and Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (vols. 1-3), Memoirs of a Cavalier (4-5), Life of Colonel Jack (6-7), The Adventures of Captain Singleton (8-9), A New Voyage Round the World (10-11) and History of the Plague in London, in 1665 (12). They remain largely unopened, though the preliminary leaves of vol.1 have been slit, with a short tear at head of pp.3-6. There is a little damp-staining to the boards and endleaves in vol.9. Vol.12 has been expertly and almost imperceptibly rebacked. The woodcuts are animated and it is a fine set.

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