Roberts | George [Defoe | Daniel]

The Four Years Voyages of Capt. George Roberts; Being a Series of Uncommon Events. – Which befell him In A Voyage to the Islands of the Canaries, Cape De. Verde, and Barbadoes, from whence he was bound to the Coast of Guiney

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Octavo, [6], 458pp. Brown leather, contemporary leather spine, raised bands with title in gilt. Includes foldout map and 4 illustrated plates. Edges dyed red. Text clean, very occasional spotting. An exceptional copy of this scarce work.
Comments: This work, written by Captain George Roberts, is often attributed to Daniel Defoe. In the “British Museum Catalogue,” this work is attributed to Defoe. But multiple studies have questioned this opinion, notably the “Dictionary of National Biography,” which notes that Defoe never mentions George Roberts in any of his works. National Biography also argues that “no reason can be alleged for doubting the existence of Roberts or the substantial truth of the narrative.”

Additional information

Location Published

London

Publisher

A. Bettesworth, at the Red Lyon, in Pater-Nofter-Row, and J. Osborn, at the Ship, at St. Saviour\'s Dock-Head

Edition

First Edition

Date Published

1726

Condition

Near fine

Format

Writer

Roberts | George [Defoe | Daniel]