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Twelve prints, representing the surprising events in the life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe [graphic].
[London] : Printed for and sold by Carington Bowles, no. 69 in St. Paul's Church Yard, London, publish'd as the act directs, 18 Jan. 1783.
Physical Description:
12 prints : engravings ; plate marks 18 x 28 cm, on sheets 23 x 35 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2013 39
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Title from top margin of print 1.
"Book 27" of 31 sets of prints published by Carington Bowles, 1771-1785. A contemporary advertisement for the series notes: "Various sets, or books, of beautiful and entertaining prints, on half sheets of fine demy paper; containing 12 prints in each. Price 3s. plain, or 8s. each book, finely coloured. Printed for and sold by the proprietor Carington Bowles, at his map and print warehouse, no. 69, St. Paul's Church Yard, London."
Bowles, C. Carington Bowles's new and enlarged catalogue of useful and accurate maps, charts, and plans. London, 1784, page 144
BAC: British Art Center copy unbound, in contemporary (?) brown paper wrappers. Uncolored. Housed with the 30 other sets of prints in this series. With the printed advertisement (1 sheet) listing the 31 sets.
Subject Terms:
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Robinson Crusoe -- Illustrations.
Engravings -- 1783.
Bowles, Carington, 1724-1793, publisher.
IIIF Manifest:

  • 1. Robinson Crusoe and the crew escaping from the wreck in the long boat
  • 2. Robinson Crusoe threatning to shoot Muley, if he approach'd the boat
  • 3. Robinson Crusoe carrying away on his raft the most useful remains of the wreck
  • 4. Robinson Crusoe during the building of his habitation, makes daily excursions on the island
  • 5. Robinson Crusoe's summer retreat
  • 6. Robinson Crusoe astonished at the print of the foot
  • 7. Robinson Crusoe frighten'd at the appearance of the old he-goat at the cave
  • 8. Robinson Crusoe viewing the savages
  • 9. Robinson Crusoe releases a savage, whom he afterwards calls Friday
  • 10. Robinson Crusoe and Friday shooting the savages
  • 11. The mutineers land their Captain with intent to kill him
  • 12. Robinson Crusoe and family at his farm in Bedford-shire.

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