Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe. Book Description: Doubleday and Company, 1946. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. No Jacket. Fritz Kredel (illustrator). 1st Edition. What makes this 1946 first edition by Doubleday and Company special are the illustrations by Fritz Kredel (1900-1973), 14 full page color paintings and many drawings and engravings throughout the text. Covers printed in gray, title and artwork in gilt on dark brown. 397 pages, tightly bound. Kredel received the Gold Medal for book illustration at the 1937 Paris World Exposition. Born in Germany of Jewish faith, he emigrated to the United States a year later to escape Nazi persecution. Always meticulously researched, his illustrations are famous for their personal style, verve, and charm. Includes inside flaps of former dust jacket. Includes label on first page that states "Ye Librarie of".