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Reid 4902. An illustrated book with wood engraved illustrations and an engraved (?) frontispiece: ‘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 II. 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 II.
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 4577. Frontispiece. 'Will Atkins explaining to his wife the greatness of the almighty.'
2. Reid 3722. p.1 'Seated at his cottage door with his wife and child.' S. Williams sc.
3. Reid 3723. p.18 'The French merchantman on fire.'
4. Reid 3724. p.22 'The rescued crew of the Merchantman expressing their joy.' S. Williams sc.
5. Reid 3725. p.45. 'Friday's delight at seeing his father.' Jackson sc.
6. Reid 3726. p.81. 'The Spanish and Englishmen quarelling.' Gorway sc.
7. Reid 3727. p.120 'Will Atkins and his companions fighting.' Jackson.
8. Reid 3728. p.149. 'Distributing his presents to the settlers.' Jackson.
9. Reid 3729. p.211. 'Presenting the Bible to his wife.'
10. Reid 3730. p.225. 'The ship under attack on its way to Brazil.'
11. Reid 3731.p.255. 'The sailors taking vengeance for the murder of their comrade in the island of Madagascar.'
12. Reid 3732. p.282. 'The vessel attacked by the boat's crew under the supposition that they were pirates.'
13. Reid 3733. p.292. 'The carpenter and his man throwing a hot pitch and rosin over the Tonquinese who were about to attack the ship.'
14. Reid 3734.p.328. 'The Chinese gentleman travelling to his country house.' T. Williams.
15. Reid 3735. p.329. 'The Chinese gentleman fed by his two female servants.' J. Jackson
16. Reid 3736. p.348. 'The encounter with the Tartars near the city of Naum.' T. Williams.
17. Reid 3737.p.368. 'Burning the idol and Nortzinskoy.'
18. Reid 3738.p.406. Tailpiece. 'Robinson Crusoe and his party repelling the attack of the Ostiachi.'
letterpress, engraving and wood engraving
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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
The second of two volumes. For volume I see: 1864, 0611, 335-355 + 374 184.f.22.
For other editions of Robinson Crusoe also illustrated by George Cruikshank, see Cohn 227, 228 and 229.
This record also includes 1864,0611.375. The title-page.
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