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Reid 4902. A book with wood engraved illustrations and an engraved frontispiece entitled: ‘The life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe.’
In a green textile binding, lettered on the spine: “Robinson Crusoe. J. Major’s edition. M.D.CCC.XXXI. Highly illustrated by George Cruikshank in two volumes. Vol 1. Price 18s.
Lettered on the titlepage: “The life and surprising adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York, Mariner. With introductory verses by Bernard Barton and illustrated with numerous engravings from drawings by George Cruikshank expressly designed for this edition. Vol 1.
With a wood engraved design comprised of roses, thistles and shamrock.
With the publisher’s details at the foot of the page:
“London: Printed at the Shakespeare Press By W. Nicol, for John Major, Fleet Street. 1831.”
With the following illustrations:
1. Reid 4576. ‘Frontispiece. An illustration to page 289, Robinson Crusoe endeavouring to remove the fears of Friday on their first meeting. Lettered below the illustration: "G. Cruikshank pinx t Augs Fox sculpt, Frontispiece, Vol 1, page 289. Published by John Major, 50 Fleet Street, July 1, 1831.
2. Reid 3702. P.1. Robinson Crusoe’s father expostulating with him on his determination to go to sea.
3. Reid 3703 p.30. ‘Escaping the Moors at Sallee.’ J. Jackson. Sc.
4. Reid 3704. P.44. ‘Sailing after the Portugese ship.’ J. Jackson sc.
5. Reid 3705. P.63. ‘Cast ashore from the wreck.’ T. Williams
6. Reid 3706. P.72. ‘On his raft with arms and provisions from the Wreck.' T. Williams.
7. Reid 3707. P.87. ‘On the rock, firing at the goats.’ Thos. Williams
8. Reid 3708. P.91. ‘Standing by the cross on which he kept his reckoning.' Jackson,sc
9. Reid 3709. P.135. ‘Thanking the almighty for his recovery from sickness.’ Jackson sc.
10. Reid 3710. P.158. ‘Returning to his cottage after his tour of the island.’ Jackson sc.
11. Reid 3711. P.180. 'Making his canoe.’ S. Williams.
12. Reid 3712. P.195. 'Setting out on his voyage around the island.' lettered "MAW."
13. Reid 3713. P.210. ‘Seated at dinner with his family.’ TW
14. Reid 3714. P.218. ‘Terrified at the print. Of a man’s naked foot on the shore.’ Jackson sc.
15. Reid 3715. P.252. ‘Discovering the old goat in the cave.’
16. Reid 3716. P.285. The people of the island dancing round their fire.
17. Reid 3717. P.331 'With Friday behind the tree watching the inhabitants of the island preparing to feast on the Spaniards.’ Slader sc.
18. Reid 3718. P.361. ‘The English captain whose crew had mutinied against him, addressing Robinson Crusoe.’ Jackson.
19. Reid 3719. P.418 ‘Friday with the bear on the branch of a tree.’
20. Reid 3720. P.426. ‘Attacked by wolves on the route from Pampeluna.’ J. Jackson.
21. Reid 3721. P.434. ‘Tailpiece.’ Wolves chasing the saddle-horse which belongs to one of the travellers, whom they had devoured.
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Height: 172 millimetres (approx page height)
Width: 105 millimetres (approx page width)
- Curator's comments
- Description based on GW Reid, 'A Descriptive catalogue of the works of George Cruikshank.' 1871
One of two volumes. For volume II see: 1864, 0611, 356-373 + 375 184.f.23.
For other editions of Robinson Crusoe also illustrated by George Cruikshank, see Cohn 227, 228 and 229.
This record also includes 1864,0611.374. The title-page.
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