First published on 25 April 1719, the first edition credited the work's protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author, leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents. The story follows the adventure if a castaway who spends 28 years on a remote tropical desert island before ultimately being rescued. It is generally seen as a contender for the first English novel.
Binding suggestions: We suggest a rebind in pale peach leather, with black lettering, you can select one of the striking images from inside the book to be debossed in black on the front of the book. An example to consider is the linocut on page 13 by John Lawrence of the sea and the first boat trip taken in the opening chapter of the book. We can make a matching slipcase, with an inner lining of suedel. Add raised bands to the spine, tipped in gold, and a green silk ribbon to mark the page.