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        Robinson Crusoe releases a Savage, whom he afterwards calls Friday, illustration from 'Robinson Crusoe' by Daniel Defoe, published 1795

        English School, (18th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1795. 'Robinson Crusoe' was a novel written by Daniel Defoe (c.1659-1731) that was first published in 1719; The story tells of a man who was castaway on a remote tropical island for 28 years and is thought to be based upon the real-life experiences of the Scottish Sailor Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721); This particular edition was published in London by Bowles and Carter; "Published as the act directs"; Provenance: Private Collection.


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