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Linton- Life in the Collections

Daniel Defoe:

40) The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, As Related By Himself.

London 1877 / 1993

A recent reprint with 52 engraved full-page plates and 49 text illustrations.

Linton contributed five full-page engravings to this classic of Defoe, who belonged to the traditional canon of British republicanism. All of them were depictions of shipwrecks, the pictorial subject that had stood at the beginning of his career as an engraver in Colonel Reid’s An Attempt to develop the Law of Storm.