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DEFOE, Daniel.

Rare books by Daniel Defoe, including first editions, signed first editions, and copies in fine bindings of Robinson Crusoe, and handsome sets of his collected works.

Regularly stocked editions of Defoe’s works include the Works and The Shakespeare Head Editions.

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  1. Fair Payment No Spunge.

    Fair Payment No Spunge.

    Or, some considerations on the unreasonableness of refusing to receive back money lent on publick securities. And the necessity of setting the nation free from the insupportable burthen of debt and taxes.
    First edition, in which Defoe defended Walpole's Sinking Fund, which he said was regarded by the "landed men and gentlemen throughout the whole island" as "a healing, advantagious proposal" while the "moneyed men, and stock-jobbers, chiefly in the city of London" opposed it (Defoe, The Conduct of Robert Walpole, pp. 49-52, 57, 59). Defoe demonstrated "that Walpole's scheme was no more than a means of doing justice to creditors who had loaned money to the government at lower interest rates than were now legal. Learn More
    £3,500

    Date of Publication: 1717

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 93450

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  2. Mmoires et avantures de madlle. Moll Flanders, crits par elle-mme.

    Mmoires et avantures de madlle. Moll Flanders, crits par elle-mme.

    Traduit de l’anglois.
    First French edition. Defoe's classic novel was originally published in London in 1722 under the title The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders, &c. Who was born in Newgate, and during a Life of continu'd Variety for threescore Years, besides her Childhood, was Twelve Year a Whore, five Time a Wife (whereof once to her own Brother) Twelve Year a Thief, Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia, at last grew Rich, liv'd Honest, and dies a Penitent, Written from her own Memorandums. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1761

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 92147

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  3. The Writings.

    The Writings.

    The Shakespeare Head Edition, one of a limited edition of 750 sets. Learn More
    £3,850

    Date of Publication: [1927

    Published:

    Stock Code: 33204

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  4. The Novels & Selected Writings.

    The Novels & Selected Writings.

    [Including Robinson Crusoe; Moll Flanders; Memoirs of a Cavalier; Journal of the Plague Year.]
    Limited large-paper edition, number 117 of 530 copies printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. A bright, attractive set of what is generally considered to be the best collected edition of the author's works. Learn More
    £2,750

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: Oxford & New York

    Stock Code: 74445

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  5. Robinson Crusoe.

    Robinson Crusoe.

    A handsome leather bound copy. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1993

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 107155

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