ANDERDON, William Henry. The Adventures of Owen Evans, Esq., Surgeon’s Mate, left ashore in 1739 on a desolate island: narrated by himself.
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Edited by Rev. W. H. Anderdon. With wood-engraved frontispiece, two plates, vignettes and ornaments in the text. Dublin: John F. Fowler, 3 Crow Street. London, Burns & Lambert, Portman Street, 1863. First edition. Crown octavo. pp. viii, 344. Original olive green cloth, decorated in gilt. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. Preliminaries spotted. All edges gilt. A very good copy. Rare.
COPAC locates 4 copies only. Not found in NUC. A robinsonade by a nephew of Cardinal Manning and Catholic convert who entered the Society of Jesus in 1872 (see DNB, Supplement). The title of later editions began The Catholic Crusoe. See Sommervogel VIII 1632 (misdating the original edition).
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