(London: Hurst, Chance, and Co., 1830). 223 x 135 mm. (8 3/4 x 5 1/2"). Three volumes.
BEAUTIFUL CONTEMPORARY TREE CALF, covers with gilt floral scroll border, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments with central floral vase surrounded by circles, stars and floral cornerpieces, faded red and green morocco labels. Frontispiece portrait of DeFoe by R. Graves. With bookplate of Edward Nicholas Hurt on front pastedown. Spines lightly sunned, extremities gently rubbed, corner of one leaf repaired, but A VERY FINE COPY of this life of the trailblazing English novelist, from the library of a collector whose books were elegantly bound but apparently never read.
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