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Eccentric biography, or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern : including potentates ... etc., the whole alphabetically arranged ; and forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, etc. etc. of the human mind.

Eccentric biography, or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern : including potentates ... etc., the whole alphabetically arranged ; and forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, etc. etc. of the human mind.

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Eccentric biography, or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern : including potentates ... etc., the whole alphabetically arranged ; and forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, etc. etc. of the human mind.

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1801 1ed Eccentric Biography Ben Franklin Mary Wollstonecraft Raleigh Joan Arc

'Eccentric Biography' is an early 19th-century encyclopedia-style work of fascinating historical figures, authors, dramatists, and thinkers from the history. This 1801 collection of biographical sketches features portrait engravings in addition to the biographies themselves. While this book covers hundreds of names, a few notable figures include:

· Mary Wollstonecraft

· Sir Walter Raleigh

· Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

· Ovid

· Nero

· Moliere

· Joan of Arc

· Benjamin Franklin

· Archimedes

· Jonathan Swift

· Daniel Defoe

Item number: #15485

Price: $750

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Eccentric biography, or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern : including potentates ... etc., the whole alphabetically arranged ; and forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, etc. etc. of the human mind.

London : Printed by J. Cundee for Vernor and Hood, 1801. First edition.


Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o [12], 348

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~6in X 3.75in (15cm x 9.5cm)

· Rare and desirable

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Bookseller
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Bookseller's Inventory #
15485
Title
Eccentric biography, or, Sketches of remarkable characters, ancient and modern : including potentates ... etc., the whole alphabetically arranged ; and forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, etc. etc. of the human mind.
Author
anonymous
Format/Binding
Leather; tight and secure
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity Available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
J. Cundee for Vernor and Hood
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1801
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
1801 1ed Eccentric Biography Ben Franklin Mary Wollstonecraft Raleigh Joan Arcrare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates, maps, antiquarian

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