A Journal of the Plague Year Being Observations or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences, as Well Public as Private, Which Happened in London During the Last Great Visitation in 1665
Defoe, Daniel

London: The Folio Societuy, 1960. 248 pages; illustrated with black and white woodcuts by Peter Pendrey; (From the Introduction, by Kenneth Hopkins): "...(Defoe) produced a tale that was indistinguishable from fact; and, moreover, it was more vivid, more credible, more persuasive, that the records of genuine eyewitnesses...A Journal of the Plague Year is the most finished example of Defoe's peculiar talent for telling fiction in the guise of truth-though here it was also truth in the guise of fiction, for the Great Plague was an event real enough ..."; black cloth boards with silver spine and cover decorations of pillars surmounted and supported by deaths-heads, gilt spine titles, top edge tinted red; spine cloth faded a bit; red slipcase with some wear and rubbing; volume clean and in very good condition. Very Good H (Item ID: 18894)


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