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JONES, Stephen (1763--1827)
A new biographical dictionary: containing a brief account of the lives and writings of the most eminent persons and remarkable characters in every age and nation. By Stephen Jones. The second edition, corrected: with considerable additions and improvements.
London: printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, J. Wallis, J. Scatcherd, and E. Newbery, 1796.
12, [420] p. ; 13.8 cm. (8º)

First edition 1794. Text in two columns. Highly regarded for the accuracy of its dates and for the neatness and precision of its style. Jones, a noted freemason, was also the editor of the Biographia Dramatica. ESTC t117027; Roscoe, A279 (2).

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on first free-endpaper [erasure] Soane / 1800, probably in the hand of John Soane junior.

Binding Late C18th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 625


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