Juvenile Shape Book of Robinson Crusoe.
L. Prang & Co., ( (1863)), Boston
17.5 cm. Unpaginated (16 pp.) Chromolithographs.
Young Robinson runs away to sea, despite his father’s wishes. He is shipwrecked and stranded for 28 years on an almost-deserted island, with only a dog and cats for company, doing the McIver bit, restoring civilization using found and salvaged materials. Then Friday appears, kneeling down and placing Robinson’s foot on his head in a most unwoke gesutre of servitude. After 16 Robinnson-shaped pages, “So, after eight and twenty years, / In which he lived alone, / He, Friday, and his dog and cat, / Sailed for his English home. This copy has seen hard use, and is in only fair condition. It is complete, but has a hand-sewn binding repair and a similar repair job to the 7th leaf. As is