DEFOE DANIEL (1660-1731).

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DEFOE DANIEL (1660-1731).
La vie et les aventures de Robinson Crusoë. Ancienne traduction revue et corrigée sur la belle édition donnée par Stockdale en 1790, augmentée de la vie de l’Auteur, qui n’avoit pas encore paru. Edition ornée de 19 gravures d’après les dessins originaux entreprise par Charles Panckoucke, éditeur de l’Encyclopédie méthodique. Et publié par sa veuve.
A Paris, chez la veuve Panckoucke, imprimeur libraire, rue de Grenelle F[aubourg] G[ermain] no. 321, an VIII [1800].
Superb copy in a fine binding signed BOZERIAN JEUNE.
One of the most elegant editions of the French translation of Defoe, given by Thémiseul de Saint-Hyacinthe and Justus van Eff en (the fi rst edition of this translation was published in Amsterdam in 1720-1721). 3 vol., in-8 format, frontispiece portrait (volume I), engraved title-pages at the beginning of each volume, [5] ff .-CVIII-276 pp (4 plates + 1 folded map [World map of the Eastern and Western hemispheres showing the itinerary of Robinson Crusoe’s voyage, engraved by P. F. Tardieu]) + [2] ff .-526 pp. (11 plates) + [4] ff .-340 pp., 15 plates in all and one map ; 3 engraved title-pages with diff erent vignettes for each volume.
Straight-grained green morocco, spine in compartments with raised bands richly gilt with various sprays, foliate and dotted tools, signature of the binder at foot of spine of volume one: « Rel. P. Bozerian Jeune », sides with a gilt roll-tooled border, gilt edges, marbled pastedowns. Binding by BOZERIAN JEUNE. Dimensions of volumes: 230 x 152 mm.
Cohen-Portalis, 217, who signals 18 plates. Brunet, II, 566, who signals 16 plates: although the title-page calls for 19 fi gures, extant copies only have 15 plates as in the present copy, numbered 1 to 15.
First print, illustrated by a portrait of the author by Delvaux, three title-pages engraved with diff erent vignettes, a world map engraved by Tardieu, and 15 figures by Stothard engraved by Dupréel, Delvaux and Deligon.
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