The Life and Adventures of Alexander Selkirk.
Oliver & Boyd, ( 1829), Edinburgh
12mo. (2), 196, 4 (adverts) pp.
Containing the real incidents upon which the romance of Robinson Crusoe is founded, in which also the events of his life, drawn from authentic sources, are traced… with an appendix, containing a description of the island of Juan Fernandez… Author Howell was an interesting character – “a Scot who described himself as a polyartist. He worked at various times as an assistant book binder, bookseller, and printer, and he invented the well-known ‘plough’ for cutting edges during binding.” – Hill 833. This is a wonderful survival of a scarce book, bound in original cloth over boards with paper spine label. Untrimmed. Protected by later fabric dust jacket.