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[DeFoe, Daniel with William Bond and Eliza Haywood?]
The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell (London: E. Curll/ W. Mears/ T. Jauncy/ W. Meadows/ A. Bettesworth/ W. Lewis/ W. Graves, 1720).

[Daniel DeFoe?] The History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell (London: E. Curll/ W. Mears/ T. Jauncy/ W. Meadows/ A. Bettesworth/ W. Lewis/ W. Graves, 1720).

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.| Now Living| In Exeter Court over-against the Savoy in the| Strand.| [rule]| Gentem quidem nullam video neque tam humanam atque doctam;| neque tam immanem tamque barbaram, quæ non significari fu-|tura & a qusbusdam[!] intelligi prædicique posse censeat.| Cicero de Divinatione, lib. x.| [rule]| 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. James's Street. M.DCC.XX. (Price. 5 s.)

Description

[with engravings] frontispiece [portrait subtitled: "The Effigies of Mr. Duncan Campbell the Dumb Gentleman"; signed: Price]/ titlepage/ p.iii-xix dedication: "To the Ladies and Gentlemen of Great Britain"; signed: Duncan Campbell/ [4] pp. Contents/ p.1-320/ 8.

Shelf-markslink

{L: 613.f.1} {NA:MH: EC7/D3623/7201}.

Bibliographical Reference

J. R. Moore (1960), p.173-74: 432. - ESTC: t069700.

Author

J. R. Moore (1960), p.174: 432: Defoe, Daniel - Moore offers also the theory of a team work of Defoe, William Bond and Eliza Haywood.

History of Publication
  a this editionThe History of the Life and Adventures of Mr. Duncan Campbell (London: E. Curll/ W. Mears/ T. Jauncy/ W. Meadows/ A. Bettesworth/ W. Lewis/ W. Graves, 1720). [Dated by J. R. Moore (1960), p.173-74: 30 Apr. 1720.]
  b [...] second edition corrected (London: E. Curll/ W. Mears/ T. Jauncy/ W. Meadows/ A. Bettesworth/ W. Lewis/ W. Graves, 1720). [Almost the same print, dated by J. R. Moore (1960), p.173-74: 432: 7. July 1720.]link
  c The Supernatural Philosopher (1728). [ESTC: t069703].
  d ø[...] (1732).
  e (1739). [ESTC: t069702].
  f (1748). [ESTC: n028937].
Remarks

Campbell, borne deaf-mute in Lapponia, to where his father had been casted by an astonishing fate, received from his mother (who died early) the "second sight". The text is heterogenious with the biography and a reflection of Campbell's alleged abilities with several treatises integrated. The texts discuss the means to teach the deaf and numb written language (an explication of the methods offered by John Wallis in his appendix to: A Method of Making Common-Place-Books written by the the late learned Mr. John Locke (London: J. Greenwood, 1706): {L: 436.a.8}); the possibilites the second sight offers in junction with a theory on ghosts, genii, deamons and witches, and includes the alleged necessety to legally forbid all practices of fortune telling. The book abounds with curious reports and theories.

Literature

Cf. J. R. Moore (1960), p.173-74: 432.

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