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Bibliography: Exhibits 13-16

Defoe, Daniel (1661?-1731).
Robinson Crusoe : with surprise pictures.
London : Dean, [ca. 1880]
[24] p., [6] leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 20 cm.
Cover title.
With six full-page colour plates by Emrik & Binger, each with four flaps which, when lifted, expose a different picture.
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Longueville, Peter
The hermit, or, The unparallel'd sufferings and surprising adventures of Mr. Philip Quarll, an Englishman : who was lately discovered by Mr. Dorrington, a Bristol merchant, upon an uninhabited island in the South-Sea, where he has lived above fifty years, without any human assistance, still continues to reside, and will not come away ... With a curious frontispiece and a map of the island.
4th ed.
London : Printed for J. Wren; S. Crowder, H. Woodgate, J. Fuller, and J. Warcus, 1768.
xii, 263 p. : ill., map ; 17 cm. (12mo)
Ascribed by some authorities to Alexander Bicknell (d. 1796). Signed: Ed. Dorrington [pseud.].
Preface signed: P.L. [i.e. Peter Longueville].
This became one of the most popular "Robinsonads". It was published in numerous edition, including in chapbook form.
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Hofland, Mrs (Barbara) (1770-1844).
The young Crusoe, or, The shipwrecked boy : containing an account of his shipwreck, and residence for several months alone, upon an uninhabited island.
London : Printed for A. K. Newman and Co., 1829, (London : J. Darling).
195 p., [1] leaf of plate : ill. ; 15 cm.
Added engraved title page.
Osborne Coll. p. 262 (1828 ed.).
Young Charles Crusoe is shipwrecked, like the real Robinson Crusoe, on his way home from India to England.
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Caldecott, Randolph (1846-1886).
Hey Diddle-Diddle ; And, Baby Bunting.
London : Routledge, [1882]
23 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 24 cm.
Caldecott's picture books.
Cover title. Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott.
This copy is inscribed: "W. H. J. Melluish."
Osborne Coll. p. 96.
Illustrated by Randolph Caldecott, engraved and printed by Edmund Evans.
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