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PUBLIC CHARACTERS ...
[British public characters]
Public characters of 1802--1803.
London: printed for Richard Phillips, by T. Gillet, and sold by Thomas Hurst; Carpenter and Co.; John Ginger; E. Balfour, Edinburgh; J. Archer, Dublin; and by all booksellers, 1801.
vi, [2], 568 p., [4] pl. (ports.) ; 21.1 cm. (8º)

The fifth volume in an annual publication consisting of biographies of famous Englishmen (and one woman) of the day, which commenced publication with a volume for 1798 which had reached its third edition in 1801 (q.v.). The biographies are largely attributed to Alexander Stephens; the portraits are of Lord Auckland, William Gifford, Thomas Busby, Edward Jenner, the Earl of Macartney, John Palmer, Dr William Thomson, and Mrs Billington. 'Price Half a Guinea in Boards' at foot of title-page. With a leaf advertising the contents of the first four volumes preceding the main text.

Copy Notes Bound as vol. V to match a set with the volumes for 1798--9 (q.v.), 1799--1800 (q.v.), 1800--1801 (q.v.), and 1801--1802 (q.v.). This volume only was bound by (and possibly purchased from?) Edward Lawrence for 10s. 6d. on 1 December 1802. (Archives 7/4/20).

Binding Early C19th tree calf, gilt-tooled spine, black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 6752


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