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AN ACCOUNT OF SOME REMARKABLE PASSAGES ...
An account of some remarkable passages in the life of a private gentleman; with reflections thereon. In three parts. Relating to trouble of mind; some violent temptations; and a recovery: in order to awaken the presumptuous, convince the sceptick, and encourage the despondent. Left under his own hand, to be communicated with the publick after his decease. The second edition, with additions from the author's original papers.
London: printed for J. Downing; and are to be sold by N. Cliff and D. Jackson, 1711.
xxii, [2], 334, [2] p. ; 16.8 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. Sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe or Thomas Woodcock. First published in 1708 in three issues, one with the title as above and two with title A discourse concerning trouble of mind, arising from sundry temptations exemplified in the remarkable life of a private gentleman; with reflections thereon. Page iv misnumbered 324. Final leaf of publishers' advertisements. Another issue omits the names of N. CLiff and D. Jackson from the imprint. ESTC t68316.

Copy Notes Bound as part of a 48-volume set of uniformly bound works by or attributed to Defoe which on the evidence of endleaves variously watermarked '1814', '1808', etc. was presumably assembled around 1810--15.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt-tooled spine direct-lettered in gilt 'Defoe's Works' and 'Life Of A Private Gentleman'. Cased (18.8 cm) to match the set.

Reference Number 827


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