APRIL 24 2013 Daniel Defoe was approximately seventy when he died on this day in 1731 BOOK OF THE DAY The Life and Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner, colour frontis G.R. Ratcliff.
MAY 19 2012 Oscar Wilde is released from prison on this day in 1897 having spent two years hard labour for being homosexual. BOOK OF THE DAY Oscar Wilde's London A Scrapbook of Vices and Virtues 1880 -1900 by Wolf Von Eckardt, Sander L. Gilman, J. Edward Chamberlin. The book is 1st edition, 1st print. Near Fine copy in similar unclipped dust-jacket. £19.99