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DEFOE, DANIEL (1661?-1731)

  • A copy (checked with call numbers for the Library's holdings) of John Robert Moore's Checklist of the Writings of Daniel Defoe , 2nd edition (Hamden, Conn, 1971) is available at  [(ExB) Z8221.M6.1971] . Moore (2nd edition) has a total of 588 entries. Princeton (that is, in the General Rare Book Collection as well as the Taylor Collection) has at least 120 of the entries in original editions. The Library also has another 241 entries available on microfilm.

    See also articles on the accession of copies of Robinson Crusoe in Princeton University Library Chronicle XVII, 4 (Summer, 1956) pp. 270-271 [full text] and in Princeton University Library Chronicle XLIII, 2 (Winter, 1982) pp. 158-162 [ full text] . The latter is by Professor Louis Landa and is entitled "Behrman Gift of Defoe and Burns."

    Also note that in the Taylor Collection is an annotated copy of Bacon's Advancement of Learning. [(RHT) 17th-18], whose markings have been attributed at times to Defoe.

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