Title 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.
Binding Full Mottled Calf
Book Condition Very Good Plus
Edition First Edition
Publisher London E. Curll. 1720
Seller ID 005531
8vo. 19.5 by 12.5 cm. xix, , 320, 8 pp. With frontis portrait, and three plates in text, including one with pictograms of sign language. Includes publisher's eight page advertisement at end, which we believe is very uncommon. This narrative about a deaf mute who was able to prevail in life was traditionally attributed to the prolific Defoe, but it is now believed might have been primarily authored by William Bond. Joint repaired and restoration to spine head and small part of upper corner, rear board. Darkish age toning to the leaves.