Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe. First American Edition

By: de la MARE, Walter WHISTLER, Rex. DEFOE, Daniel

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DE LA MARE, Walter. Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe. With Decorations byRex Whistler. New York : Farrar & Rinehart, MCMXXX. First US Edition. Pp 2 99. 8vo, blue cloth. See National Book League, Walter de la Mare: A Checklist, A78a for the British edition.. The author helpfully adds an eighteenth-century style subtitle: "...being the VOYAGE of a HULK, called by courtesy a Lecture, that was launched under the Auspices of The Royal Society of Literature of London, many years ago, namely, in 1920, was afterwards frequently in Dock again for Repair and then refitted for FARTHER ADVENTURINGS, andso at length became laden with an unconscionable Cargo of Odds and Ends an d Flotsam and Jetsam, much of it borrow'd from other Vessels infinitely more Seaworthy than itself, and the most of that concern'd with what are knownas ISLANDS, some of them Real, some of them Allegorical, and the rest pure ly Fabulous; together with a rambling Discourse cocerning a very Famous Manof Letters, viz. DANIEL DEFOE, and his Elective Affinity, ROBINSON CRUSOE: which, being concocted in a most Unmethodical Fashion, is now presented to a World already groaning under an intolerable Burden of Printed Matter by its Humble Servant the Author, and dedicated to his son DICK, MDCCCCXXX." Rubbed and slightly soiled, else vg. 40.00

Title: Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe. First American Edition

Author Name: de la MARE, Walter WHISTLER, Rex. DEFOE, Daniel

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, 1930,:

Seller ID: 33244

Keywords: NAUTICAL EXPLORATION ROBINSON CRUSOE LITERATURE SHIPWRECKS UNITED KINGDOM ISLANDS,