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8vo. xv, 516; xi, 516 pp. 14 engraved plates (including frontis.); some foxing. Half dark green morocco with marbled paper sides, elaborately decorated gilt spine with raised bands, t.e.g.; extremities worn, inner hinge a bit cracked (Vol. I only). Very good. Fine early biographies of these luminaries, most with an engraved portrait: Voltaire, Rousseau, Hume, Robertson, Black, Watt, Priestly, Cavendish, Davy, Simson; Samuel Johnson, Adam Smith, Lavoisier, Gibbon, Sir Joseph Banks, D'Alembert, with additional notes on Cavendish, Watt and Black.
Title: Lives of Men of Letters and Science, Who Flourished in the Time of George III. With Portraits, Engraved on Steel. Two Volumes.
Publisher: London:, Henry Colburn, 1845-1847.: 1845
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: Z1117