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        Frontispiece and Title page for 'The Life and Actions of Moll Flanders' by Daniel Defoe, published 1723

        English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1723. This is the title page for a pirate edition of Defoe's picaresque novel, published by Thomas Read only a year after the novel was officially first printed in 1722; This was an abridged version, or as Read writes it is "Adorn'd with cuts suitable to each Chapter"; Moll Flanders is a novel that charts the fall and eventual redemption of a woman in 17th century England; Daniel Defoe (c.1659-1731); Provenance: Private Collection.


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