Gent, P.F. de Goesin-Verhaeghe, 1825, 68 pages, contemporay paper binding, Adriaan Gilles Camper (March 31, 1759 – February 5, 1820) was a Dutch mathematics and physics professor at the University of Franeker who took to politics and became a statesman in his later years. He was the son of Petrus Camper and is known today primarily for his paleontological work in collaboration with his father, causing several fossil holotypes to be named after him, such as the Puppigerus P. Camperi. He himself wrote several books on paleontology, including a catalog of his collection of fossils and minerals. His daughter Frederica married one of his pupils in Franeker, the Dutch geologist J.G.S. van Breda (who later became curator of the Teylers Museum in Haarlem). Van Breda wrote this biography of his father-in-law, in which he describes him as the home-schooled wunderkind who entered the University of Franeker at age 14 already learned in natural history and modern languages from his close association with his father.