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Defoe, Daniel
Wyeth, N. C.- Presentation Copy] Robinson Crusoe
Cosmopolitan Book Corporation, New York, 1920. Original blue cloth, gilt stamped, with a color pictorial cover label. Illustrated with 12 full-page color plates by Wyeth. This copy owned by Peter Logan Bockius, Jr., the great-grandson of George Bockius, the grandfather of Carolyn Brennerman Bockius Wyeth, the wife of N.C. Wyeth. Carolyn was one of ten children, and Peter's grandfather and namesake, Peter Bockius, was one of seven children. The Bockius' were free-spirited, and the entire extended family, along with N. C. Wyeth, was close-knit. The books are variously inscribed to "Pete" or "Peter L. Bockius, jr" (see individual descriptions below) and either simply signed "N.C. Wyeth" or "from Uncle Convers". Since Peter was not Wyeth's nephew, but rather his wife's second cousin, Wyeth must have felt a particular affection for the boy. Wyeth inscriptions are scarce, and familial presentations are rare. This copy INSCRIBED BY WYETH on the half-title, "A Merry Xmas / to Pete / Uncle Convers / 1922". Spine dulled; frontispiece tissue guard lightly foxed. Covers and contents fine. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.]

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