LA VIE E LES AVANTURES SURPRENANTES DE ROBINSON CRUSOE, contenant entres autres évenements, le séjour qu'il a fait pendant vingt & huit ans dans une Isle déserte, située sur la Côtee l' Amerique, près de l'embouchure de la grande Rivière Oroonoque. Le text écrit par lui-même. Traduit de l'Anglois.
Amsterdam.L'Honore' et Chatelain. 1720. , xii, 629pp. With engraved vignette on title, title printed in red and black, engraved frontispiece by B. Picart, signed and dated 1720, folding engraved map of the world, and 6 full-page engraved plates. Recently rebound in a fine reproduction binding of full sponged calf with an elaborately decorated spine. First French edition of Daniel Defoe's famous "The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe", in the first French translation by Themiseul de Saint-Hyacinthe and Justus van Effen, published at Amsterdam. Without the continuations "Farther Adventures" and "Serious Reflections" which, however, never matched the genius of the original story. All early French editions of Defoe's Robinson were published at Amsterdam. It wasn't until 1761 that a Paris edition was published. Title and frontispiece lightly soiled; small hole and some corner wear to frontispiece; map creased; else a very good copy in a handsome binding.Gumuchian 4793, plate 82. The second volume was published later in 1720, the third in 1721.