This tattered copy of the twelfth edition and second volume of Defoe’s famous book was offered for sale on eBay earlier last year. It features a signature of a woman called Susan Havens, surrounded by flourishes and pen strokes, next to the Preface. We don’t know anything about her and are not able to date the signature precisely, but this is yet another instance of a woman proudly inscribing a book to show it is hers.
Source: Book offered for sale on eBay by countryblacksmith on 7/24/19. Images used with permission.