Hardcover, full blue genuine leather binding, heavily decorated in gold with raised spine. All edges gilt, red silk moire end-papers and silk ribbon marker bound-in. Printed on archival acid-neutral paper. 271 pages. Introduction by James Sutherland. Illustrated with color plates and vignette drawings by Signor Domencio Gnoli. First Easton Press edition thus. A title in the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series, Collector’s Edition. Defoe’s classic on the plague, “being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, both publick and private, which happen’d in London during the last great visitation in 1665.” No previous ownership marks. A clean, square, fresh and unmarked copy, essentially like new but for incidental spotting to gilt edges. Near fine.