THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER ALEXANDER....

Edinburgh: William Blackwood and T. Cadell, London, 1830. Two volumes. vii,[1],iii,[1],339; [2],iii,[1],327pp. Frontispiece in first volume. 12mo. Contemporary three-quarter calf and marbled boards, black gilt morocco labels. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown of second volume, removed in first. Internally bright and clean. Near fine, in an attractive contemporary binding. Item #WRCAM30214

An engaging tale of adventure, self- advertised as being in the tradition of Alexander Selkirk, upon whom Defoe based Robinson Crusoe. Following the death of his father, the present Alexander left Scotland for a life of adventure in the navy, travelling to the West Indies, Barbados, Martinique, Quebec, Trincomalee, Jamaica, and a host of other destinations. "The author was overseer on a plantation on Carriaciou" - BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION. "Includes campaigns in South America during the Revolutionary War" - Sabin. A charming story of world travel, edited and with an introduction by the popular John Howell. BEINECKE LESSER ANTILLES COLLECTION 774. RAGATZ 353. SABIN 719.

Price: $750.00