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BOND, William (d. 1735)
[History of the life and adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell. 1748]
The history of life and adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell, late of Exeter-Court, over-against the Savoy in the Strand. A gentleman, who, when living, tho' deaf and dumb, wou'd write down any stranger's name at first sight; with the future contingencies of their fortune. The fourth edition, corrected.
London: printed for, and sold by James Fleming, bookseller in Newcastle upon Tyne; and also by other booksellers in town and country, 1748.
xix, [5], 320 p.,[4] engr. pl. ; 18.2 cm. (8º)

Anonymous. First published 1720 (q.v.) and variously attributed to Daniel Defoe and/or William Bond, who is named on the title-page of the 1728 issue of the second edition. The present edition is a re-issue with cancel title-page of the sheets of the first issue of the second edition (1720), save for sheets H and I which are from the first edition. The plate bound to face the title-page in the Soane copy faced p. 129 in the second edition of 1720; the plate intended to face p. 71 is here bound to face p. 1 of the text, and the plate normally facing p. 1 is lacking in the Soane copy, which instead has a plate by Vandergucht facing p. 193, with captions reading 'An Evil Genius. 2 Good Genij' and 'Iews going out in the Moonshine to know their Fortune.'. This edition not in Moore. ESTC n28937.

Copy Notes Lacking a frontispiece? Page v inscribed in ink to the right of the signature letter A3 lex[r?]; page 97 similarly inscribed to the right of the signature letter H ome, possibly an ownership code of Alexander Home. Front pastedown inscribed in pencil Life of Duncan Campbell / and The Dumb Philosopher. Bound (1) with The dumb philosopher, 1719 (q.v.), as part of a uniformly bound 48-volume set of 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 'Duncan Campbell Vol. II'.

Reference Number 811


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