with drawings by Reginald Marsh
First thus, hardback in slipcase. Small gilt titling and design to boards and gilt titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, 431pp + sandglass (the leaflet that originally accompanied the book)
The novel follows the life of its eponymous heroine, Moll Flanders, through its many vicissitudes, which include her early seduction, careers in crime and prostitution, conviction for theft and transportation to the plantations of Virginia, and her ultimate redemption and prosperity in the New World. Moll Flanders was one of the first social novels to be published in English and draws heavily on Defoe’s experience of the topography and social conditions prevailing in the London of the late 17th century.
This copy illustrated with black & white drawings by Reginald Marsh.
This copy is in very good condition there is some light fading to the cloth spine, and with minor wear to the slipcase which has done a good job in protecting the book.