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BOND, William, ( sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe),
THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MR DUNCAN CAMPBELL, a gentleman, who, tho Deaf and Dumb, writes down any Stranger's name at first sight with their future contingencies of fortune.
London, printed for E. Curll, and sold by W. Mears and T. Jauncy without Temple Bar, W. Meadows in Cornhill, A. Bettesworth in P, 1720. London, printed for E. Curll, and sold by W. Mears and T. Jauncy without Temple Bar, W. Meadows in Cornhill, A. Bettesworth in Pater-Noster-Row, W. Lewis in Covent Garden, and W. Graves in St. Jamess Street, M.DCC.XX. [1720].. FIRST EDITION 1720. 8vo approximately 195 x 120 mm, 7½ x 4½ inches, engraved portrait frontispiece and 3 full page engraved plates, pages: xix, [5], 1-320, plus 8 pages of adverts, bound in full contemporary calf, gilt rule to edges of covers, bookplate to first pastedown of James Stevens Cox F.S.A. Binding rubbed, 300 mm or 1½ inch crack to foot of upper hinge, covers still firmly attached, pale staining to inner margins of pages 299-320, other occasional pale spots and stains, the sign language plate very slightly at outer margin, not affecting image, light creasing to pages, otherwise a very good copy. Page 195-196 is a relation of second sight about King Charles I plus an apparition appearing to Lord Middleton in prison, Chapter viii on magic, witches and other curious things. See: Harry Price, A Short-Title Catalogue, Volume I, of the works on Psychical Research, Spiritualism..... Scientific Investigation of Alleged Abnormal Phenomena. The book was sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe. The book abounds with curious reports and theories. ESTC T69700. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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