- Book Title: Biographical magazine 1794 containing portraits and characters of eminent and ingenious persons
- Author: Biographical magazine
- ISBN: Mw00515010
- Publisher: Harrison
- Year Published: 1794
- Our Normal Price: £220.00 GBP ($281.60 USD)
- 22% Discounted Price: £171.60 GBP ($219.65 USD)
- Description: Printed for Harrison and co, 18 Paternoster Row 1794: brown leather hardcover: approximately 5.5 x 9 inches tall: gilt line decoration to front and back covers: spine divided by raised bands : gilt edged black title and dating panels: unpaginated: blank reverse to each page: stippled endpapers. Synopsis: A collection of " portraits and characters of eminent and ingenious persons of every age and nation" each one page biographical description headed by a vignette woodcut portrait of the person concerned. The subject headings are as follows: -- Shakspeare. Dr Johnson. Sir Joshua Reynolds. Dr Arne. David Garrick . Captain Cook. Sir Isaac Newton. Ariosto. Sir Walter Rawleigh . Sir Christopher Wren. Alexander Pope. Jean Baptiste Rousseau. Locke. William Hogarth. Voltaire. Rousseau. Ben Johnson. Rabelais. David Hume. Edmund Spenser. Laurence Sterne. Joseph Addison. Dr Tobias Smollett. Fontanelle. Handell. Sir Anthony Vandyck. Archbishop Tillotson. Corneille. James Thompson. Otway . The King of Prussia. Gray. Dryden. Rembrandt. Edmund Waller. Churchill.( Poetical satyrist) . The Earl of Chatham. Dean Swift. Beaumont. Fletcher. Chaucer. Cardinal Wolsey. Matthew Prior. Sir Francis Drake. Rubens. Lord Bacon. Dr Watts. Camden. Buchanan. Sir Philip Sidney. Congreve. Butler. Dr Young. Ralphael. Dr Hawksworth. Oliver Cromwell. Soame Jenyns . Peter the Great. Sydenham. Cowley. Sir Samuel Garth. Sir William Blackstone. Colley Cibber. Rapin. Leonardo da Vinci. Dr Akenside . Samuel Foote. Sir Richard Steele Nicolas Rowe. General Wolfe. Lord Lyttelton. Dr Goldsmith. Moliere. Shenstone. Bishop Latimer Dr Samuel Clark. Peter Bayle. Gay. Dr Harvey. Earl of Chesterfield. Richardson. Hands Holbein. Lord Anson. Condition: edges rubbed: lower 1.5 inch and upper .5 inch portions of spine missing: spine/front cover edge reinforced by black tape: bookplate Charles William Stokes to front fixed endpaper: division to front endpaper hinge: preliminary pages and following seven pages considerably foxed: light foxing to page edgings and blank reverses of remaining pages. Crease and slight discoloration to back free endpaper. Overall acceptable and collectable
- Condition: Collectable- Acceptable
- Dustcover: No
- Binding: Hardback
- Type: Used Books
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