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Duncan, David 1839-1923

Overview
Works: 47 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 966 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Bibliography  Controversial literature  Sources 
Roles: Adapter
Classifications: HN8, 192
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Publications by  David Duncan Publications by David Duncan
posthumous Publications by David Duncan, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by David Duncan
Life and letters of Herbert Spencer by David Duncan ( Book )
9 editions published between 1908 and 2004 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A word or two seems necessary by way of explanation of the publication of a biography of Mr. Herbert Spencer, within a few years of the publication of his voluminous Autobiography. Twenty-eight years ago, while I was at home on furlough, Mr. Spencer obtained from me a promise to write his Life. In subsequent years, partly owing to his fears that his own life might not be prolonged, and partly because he thought that my absence in India would render it difficult, if not impossible, for me to fulfil my promise, he made other arrangements. These other arrangements, however, fell through. Hence the question, in a letter to me, dated 10 May, 1893: "Does the assent which you gave years ago still hold, and is it likely to hold?" On receiving an affirmative answer, Mr. Spencer had the following paragraph inserted in his Will:--"I request that the said David Duncan will write a Biography in one volume of moderate size, in which shall be incorporated such biographical materials as I have thought it best not to use myself, together with such selected correspondence and such unpublished papers as may seem of value, and shall include the frontispiece portrait and the profile portraits, and shall add to it a brief account of the part of my life which has passed since the date at which the Autobiography concludes." The existence of the Autobiography, which covers sixty-two years of Mr. Spencer's life, has added to the difficulties of my task. The road traversed by him has had to be traversed by me; but I have endeavoured to avoid needless repetition, while omitting nothing that has seemed necessary to form a continuous and complete narrative. Of the remaining twenty-one years, the volume now published constitutes the only authoritative record. To avoid multiplication of references, a note has been inserted at the beginning of each chapter--from chapter i. to chapter xvi.--to show the corresponding chapters in the Autobiography. I have not aimed at giving an exposition or criticism of the philosophy of Evolution. Even had such an aim been in accordance with Mr. Spencer's wishes, it would have been impossible, within the prescribed limits, to do justice either to the Life or to the Philosophy, had the attainment of both ends been attempted"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The life and letters of Herbert Spencer by David Duncan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1908 and 1996 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology; or, Groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
11 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and letters of Herbert Spencer by David Duncan ( )
3 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Presents a biography of the British philosopher and sociologist, Herbert Spencer, who was a major figure in the intellectual life of the Victorian era. He was one of the principal proponents of evolutionary theory in the mid nineteenth century and his reputation rivaled that of Charles Darwin. This story of his life is based on selected correspondence and previously unpublished papers"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
African races (Pygmies, Bantu, equatorial hybrid tribes, Sudanic peoples, Nilotics, Nilo-Hamitics, Fulani, Khoisan) by Emil Torday ( Book )
1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life and letters of Herbert Spencer by David Duncan ( )
3 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A word or two seems necessary by way of explanation of the publication of a biography of Mr. Herbert Spencer, within a few years of the publication of his voluminous Autobiography. Twenty-eight years ago, while I was at home on furlough, Mr. Spencer obtained from me a promise to write his Life. In subsequent years, partly owing to his fears that his own life might not be prolonged, and partly because he thought that my absence in India would render it difficult, if not impossible, for me to fulfil my promise, he made other arrangements. These other arrangements, however, fell through. Hence the question, in a letter to me, dated 10 May, 1893: "Does the assent which you gave years ago still hold, and is it likely to hold?" On receiving an affirmative answer, Mr. Spencer had the following paragraph inserted in his Will:--"I request that the said David Duncan will write a Biography in one volume of moderate size, in which shall be incorporated such biographical materials as I have thought it best not to use myself, together with such selected correspondence and such unpublished papers as may seem of value, and shall include the frontispiece portrait and the profile portraits, and shall add to it a brief account of the part of my life which has passed since the date at which the Autobiography concludes." The existence of the Autobiography, which covers sixty-two years of Mr. Spencer's life, has added to the difficulties of my task. The road traversed by him has had to be traversed by me; but I have endeavoured to avoid needless repetition, while omitting nothing that has seemed necessary to form a continuous and complete narrative. Of the remaining twenty-one years, the volume now published constitutes the only authoritative record. To avoid multiplication of references, a note has been inserted at the beginning of each chapter--from chapter i. to chapter xvi.--to show the corresponding chapters in the Autobiography. I have not aimed at giving an exposition or criticism of the philosophy of Evolution. Even had such an aim been in accordance with Mr. Spencer's wishes, it would have been impossible, within the prescribed limits, to do justice either to the Life or to the Philosophy, had the attainment of both ends been attempted"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Herbert Spencer, collected writings by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Descriptive sociology] by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Can an outward revelation be perfect? : Reflections upon the claim of Biblical infallibility by David Duncan ( Book )
2 editions published between 1863 and 1871 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Types of lowest races, Negritto races, and Malayo-Polynesian races by David Duncan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1925 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1881 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1880 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or, Groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1881 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African races by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1875 and 1930 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1874 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1874 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
2 editions published between 1876 and 1882 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or, Groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1874 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Descriptive sociology or, Groups of sociological facts by Herbert Spencer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1873 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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