(DEFOE). SAUVAGEOT. ~ Aventures de Robinson Crusoé Paris: [text by Varigault, plates by Génix for] Arnauld de Vresse, [n.d. c. 1850].
Oblong 8vo (160 × 230 mm), pp. 32, plus 16 hand-coloured lithographed plates (including title). Occasional very minor foxing, very pale waterstain to upper forecorners in second half. Publisher’s green cloth gilt. Rubbed, with minor wear to corners. An excellent copy.
First edition. A rare unacknowledged Defoe adaptation for a juvenile audience, with Sauvageot’s abridged and moralised text in French and a superb series of brightly-coloured lithographs probably by Gustave Ricard (1823-1873). Worldcat locates a handful of copies in France, one in Berlin, but none further afield.