ROBINSON CRUSOE -  An English Graphical Bibliography 

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 Books about Collecting Robinson Crusoe

Lovett, Robert W. Robinson Crusoe. A Bibliographical Checklist of English Language Editions (1719-1979). New York, Greenwood Press, 1991

A more scholarly work on the early RC editions

Hutchins, Henry Clinton. Robinson Crusoe and Its Printing 1719-1731. A Bibliographic Study. New York. AMS Press, Inc., 1967


BRIGHAM, Clarence S. Bibliography of American Editions of Robinson Crusoe to 1830. Worcester: American Antiquarian Society, 1958.

Crusoe250 being a Catalogue in Celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Robinson Crusoe. Victoria [BC}, The Adelphie Book Shop Ltd., 1970

  1. Beal, Frank. The Story of Robinson Crusoe. Benj H. Sanborn & Co. Chicago. 1946

  2. Boreham, F. W. The Gospel of Robinson Crusoe. London,  Epworth Press ,

  3. Boreham, F. W. The Gospel of Robinson Crusoe. London,  Epworth Press , 1956

  4. [The Boy's Own Magazine]. The Real Robinson Crusoe. .London, S. O. Beeton, 1857  [101]  [story of Alexander Selkirk]  images of complete series

  5. Bush, Bertha E. The Story of Robinson Crusoe. Published Jointly - New York, F. A. Owen Co., Chicago, Hall & McCreary, 1910

  6. Carruth, Jane. Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe New York: Golden Press, 1975  ISBN: 0307147517

  7. cover title page De La Mare, Walter. Desert Islands and Robinson Crusoe.  Faber & Faber/Fountain Press,  1930    [limited to 650]
  8. Duff, Thomas A. Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe New York City: Monarch Press, 1966   [study guide]
  9. Earle, Peter. The World of Defoe. Reader's Union, Newton Abbot, 1977

  10. Ellis, Frank. H. Twentieth Century Interpretations of Robinson Crusoe; A Collection of Critical Essays: A Collection of Critical Essays. Prentice Hall Trade; (December 1969)

  11. Florman, Ben and Henricksen. John; [editors].  SparkNotes on Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. SparkNotes, Inc. c2002

  12. Green, Martin. The Robinson Crusoe Story. Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991

  13. Duff, Thomas A. Monarch Notes Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. New York: Monarch Press 1966

  14. Hulme, Peter. "Robinson Crusoe and Friday," in his Colonial Encounters Europe and the Native Caribbean, 1492-1797, Methuen, 1986

  15. Hunsicker, Ranelda Mack. Robinson Crusoe: A Guide for Teachers and Students. P & R Publishing; (October 2003)  [ISBN: 0875527361]

  16. Jell-o Co. Robinson Crusoe's Rescue. The Jell-o Company, nd

  17. Lannert Gustaf L:son.  An investigation into the language of Robinson Crusoe as compared with that of other 18th century works. Uppsala, Almquist & Wicksells, 1910. 169 Pages

  18. McGowan, Cynthia. Notes on Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe"
    Cliffs Notes Inc., 1976    ISBN: 0822011506
  19. Poling, James. The Man Who Saved Robinson Crusoe. New York, W. W. Norton & Co., Inc., 1967

  20. Politzer, Anie. Robinson Crusoe. My Journals and Sketchbooks. New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974

  21. Rogers, Pat. Robinson Crusoe, George Allen and Unwin, 1979.

  22. Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. "Rousseau on 'Robinson Crusoe'," in Defoe The Critical Heritage, [edited and translated by Pat Rogers] Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972, pp 52-4

  23. Simmons, James C. Castaway in Paradise : The Incredible Adventures of True-Life Robinson Crusoes Dobbs Ferry, NY, U.S.A.: Sheridan House, Incorporated, 1993

  24. Takahashi, Daisuke. In Search of Robinson Crusoe. New York, Cooper Square Press, 2002

  25. Treece, Henry. The Further dventures of Robinson Crusoe. 

  26. Unknown. The Adventures of Prior Claime. relating chiefly to his residence on Crusoe's island after the departure of the distinguished traveller Robinson Crusoe. London, Whittaker and Co.,  undated known to be published in 1872

  27. cover title pageDavid A. Wells. Robinson Crusoe's Money; Or, The Remarkable Financial Fortunes and Misfortunes of a Remote Island Community....With Illustrations by Thomas Nast. Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1876 [e185.00bin]


 Longueville, Peter. THE ENGLISH HERMIT; Or the Adventures of Peter Quarll. Who was discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol Merchant, upon an uninhibited Island, where he has lived above fifty Years, without any human Assistance, still continues to reside, and will not come away

  1. original edition, 1727, it is signed P.L. [i.e. Peter Longueville]
  2. London: Printed for J. Wren..., 1751. 12mo, pp. xii, 263 [264 adverts], engraved frontispiece, engraved map
  3. Printed for William Lane, Leadenhall-Street, London, 1786 A New Edition. Small 8vo, 249 pgs, and "an elegant frontispiece" of Philip Quarll and Beaufidelle, his favourite monkey
  4. title pageFifth Edition, London, Printed for the Book-Sellers, 1790
  5. Printed for the Booksellers, nd.      [INSCRIBED 1794]
  6. Printed at the Minerva Press for A. K. Newman & Co, 1815 (MINERVA PRESS)
  7. London And York Millar, W. Law, And R. Cater; And Wilson, Spence, And Mawman 1796.
  8. London: Printed for the Booksellers, 1797
  9. Gainsborough: H Mozley, 1801 Half-Leather/marbled Paper. Very Good. First Edition, Thus. 12mo. 276; p.p. Woodcut frontispiece.
  10. Gainsborough: Printed by H. Mozley 1807. 12mo. 84pp. Frontis. & numerous woodcuts
  11. London.: , 1813 Early Edition. 37 page CHAPBOOK, 4 full page woodcut plates, Leicester, LEI, United Kingdom
  12. London, Dean & Mundae, 1821
  13. London Joseph Thomas. 1839 12mo. VIII,165,(3)pp. Frontis. and numerous small text woodcuts
  15. London, Printed and Published by J. Fairburn, nd. [24pp pamphlet]

Other Castaway Narratives

  1. one of 51  issues under the title of "Tales of the Wars" from 1838

  2. front cover title pageJulia Dean, The Female Robinson Crusoe, Philadelpjia, Barclay & Co., 1880
  3. title pageThe Pleasant and Surprising Adventures of Robert Drury during his fifteen years captivity on the island of Madagascar. Whittaker, Treacher & Arnot,. London 1831. ]Volume 5 in the Collection of Most Instructive and Amusing Lives]
  4. cover title pagemapThe Young Marooners of the Florida Coast. F. E. Goulding, Philadelphia, William Martien, 1853