The Robinson Crusoe picture book : containing, Robinson Crusoe ; How Cock Sparrow kept his Christmas ; Queer characters ; Æsop's fables / with twenty-four pages of illustrations, printed in colours by Kronheim.

Author
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731 [Browse]
Uniform title
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
London ; New York : George Routledge and Sons, [187-?]
Description
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Details

Subject(s)
Bookseller
Publisher
Printer
Rare books genre
Medium/​Support
4to. rdabf
Notes
  • Dated from inscription on Cotsen copy (all 4 indiv. titles pub. sequentially in 1873 as part of Routledge's Shilling Series).
  • Printed on alternate rectos and versos with blank guard-sheet leaves between.
  • 4 separate works, each with its own t.p. (in addition to collective t.p. for the vol.), with different layouts bound together in 1 vol.: Crusoe is in verse, Cock Sparrow a prose work, Queer Characters a collection of short satiric poems with illustrations of animals dressed as people, and Aesop's Fables has 4 fables per page in this version, each set within a text box, with 4 corresponding illustrations per page.
  • Routledge's "Picture Books" were cloth-bound compilations of 4 toy book titles, also published individually in wrappers.
  • Illustrations: Each work with 6 chromolithographed plates by Kronheim.
  • Cotsen copy: "Helen Newman, with Grandfather's love, Dec. 25th, 1873"--Inscribed on front free endpaper.
  • Cotsen copy: "John Turton, antiquarian bookseller, 1-2 Cochrane Terrace, Willington, County Durham"--Ticket on front pastedown.
Binding note
Pub. maroon bds., black- and gilt-stamped on upper with pictorial design of Crusoe and Friday watching a ship on the horizon (repeating plate [6]), gilt-stamped on spine with title, and blind-ruled on lower cover.
Place name(s)
  • England London.
  • United States New York New York.
Other title(s)
  • How Cock Sparrow kept his Christmas.
  • Queer characters.
  • Aesop's fables.
OCLC
71439464
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