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Defoe, Daniel
The History and Remarkable Life of the Truly Honourable Colonel Jack.
1923. Reprint from the First Edition [Limited Edition of only 775 copies]. London / Bombay / Sydney, Constable & Company, 1923. Large Octavo. IX, 389 pages. Hardcover / Original full morocco on four raised bands with gilt lettering and ornament on spine and boards. Excellent, remarkable binding in wonderful condition with only minor signs of external wear. Some minor browning and foxing to the paper only. From the library of Hans Christian Andersen-translator Erik Haugaard, with his bookplate to pastedown. A rare book !! Colonel Jack is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in 1722. The considerably longer title under which it was originally published is The History and Remarkable Life of the truly Honourable Col. Jacque, commonly call'd Col. Jack, who was Born a Gentleman, put 'Prentice to a Pick-Pocket, was Six and Twenty Years a Thief, and then Kidnapp'd to Virginia, Came back a Merchant; was Five times married to Four Whores; went into the Wars, behav'd bravely, got Preferment, was made Colonel of a Regiment, came over, and fled with the Chevalier, is still abroad compleating a Life of Wonders, and resolves to dye a General. The picaresque novel can be considered as a crime fiction, along with some of Defoe's other works such as Moll Flanders (1722) and Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress (1724). It shares many plot elements and themes with Moll Flanders, the novels being published only eleven months apart. In common with many of Defoe's other works, Colonel Jack prominently tackles the subjects of money and crime. (Wikipedia)
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