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THE GEORGIAN ERA: Memoirs of the Most Eminent Persons, Who Have Flourished in Great Britain, from the Accession of George the First to the Demise of George the Fourth

THE GEORGIAN ERA: Memoirs of the Most Eminent Persons, Who Have Flourished in Great Britain, from the Accession of George the First to the Demise of George the Fourth

Condition: Very Good


Handsome, fine-binding edition of "THE GEORGIAN ERA: Memoirs of the Most Eminent Persons, Who Have Flourished in Great Britain, from the Accession of George the First to the Demise of George the Fourth." The volumes are dated 1832, 1833 and 1834; Vizetelly, Branston and Co.; London. Complete in four volumes. Three-quarter leather bound with marbled covers, page edges and end papers. Each volume contains a frontispiece portrait. The volumes contain dozens of biographical sketches of prominent English men and women including Adam Smith, Isaac Newton, Jonathn Swift, Robert Burns, Thomas Paine, Captain James Cook, Daniel Defoe, Thomas Gainsborough, etc.

The contents are grouped into the following categories:
VOLUME I: The Royal Family, The Pretenders and Their Adherents, The Church, The Senate, Dissenters
VOLUME II: The Army, The Navy, Jurisprudence, Medical Science
VOLUME III: Voyagers and Travellers, Science, Literature
VOLUME IV: Political Economists, Rural and Domestic Economists, Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Engravers, Vocal Performers, Instrumental Performers, Dramatic Performers

Condition:
Great covers with only some light shelf wear to the board edges; the spine label of vol IV has flaked off; some light chipping to a few other labels; bright gilt lettering and designs on the spines. All volumes are tightly bound with no cracks and no loose pages. The volumes nearly appear unread read on the insides - the pages are clean and white with no notable condition issues. Overall a terrific condition set.
Multi-volume Set


  • Bookseller: CraigsClassics US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1012
  • Title: THE GEORGIAN ERA: Memoirs of the Most Eminent Persons, Who Have Flourished in Great Britain, from the Accession of George the First to the Demise of George the Fourth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Vizetelly, Branston and Co.
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1832
  • Keywords: the georgian era, memoirs most eminent persons, flourished great britain, accession george first, demise george fourth, biographies, england, united kingdom, great britain, british history, european history, isaac newton, adam smith, robert burns, capatin
  • Bookseller catalogs: Biography / Autobiography; History; Non-Fiction;


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