By P N Furbank
Daniel Defoe used to be essentially the most prolific writers in English literature, but the canon of works attributed to him swelled from a hundred to 570 titles among 1790 and the Nineties. Furbank and Owens offer a serious bibliography of Defoe's works, together with evidences for ascription.
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Cockerill, at the Three Legs in the Poultrey. MDCXCVII. 24. 80 : 177 leaves, pp.  i-xiv 1-336. Date: Advertised as 'this day' in the Flying-Post, 19-21 January 1697. Other locations: C, Ct, Dt, E, Eu, Ldw, Lu, 0, Oas; CLU-C, CSmH, CtY-BR, DFo, ICN, InU-Li, IU, MB, MH-H, NIC, NN, PPRF, RPB, TxU; CaOTU. A collection of proposals, or 'projects' for the bettering of English society, with an introductory 'History of Projects'. The topics are as follows: 'Of Projectors', 'Of Banks', 'Of the High-ways', 'Of Assurances', 'Of Friendly Societies', 'A Pension Office', 'Of Wagering', 'Of Fools', 'Of Bankrupts', 'Of Academies', ,An Academy for Women', 'Of a Court-Merchant', 'Of Seamen'.
24) has a close analogue in Giving Alms no Charity (62), p. 7, and other known writings of Defoe. The reference to the Crusades as a 'cheat' (p. 3) recalls the description of them as a 'religious bubble' in The Political Hist01Y of the Devil (228), p. 5. A French translation, Lex talionis, la Loi du Talion (Londres: Pierre de la Verite, 1698), adds a fourteen-page Reponse aplusieurs Objections qui se font contre cet Excellent Ecrit, by another hand. 12(P) A Brief Reply to the History of Standing Armies in England.
According to Lee (I, p. 41), the latter was complained of in the English Post, 21 November 1700, as a 'Sham Edition ... wherein are very great Omissions and Mistakes'. There was a French translation: Examen de deux grandes questions, la premiere, ce que le Roi de France fera au sujet de la monarchie d'Espagne. La seconde, quelles mesures doit prendre l'Angleterre. (Londres: chez Phileutere, al' enseigne de la verite, 1701). The imprint is false; it was perhaps printed in The Netherlands. , 1701).
A Critical Bibliography of Daniel Defoe by P N Furbank