An Account of the Life and Writings of Thomas Day, Esq. JAMES KEIR.

An Account of the Life and Writings of Thomas Day, Esq.

Publisher: London: Printed for John Stockdale, 1791.
Edition: First edition.
Condition: Faint water-stain in the lower margins of a few signatures; very good copy.
Book ID: 22517

Description

8vo, modern marbled paper boards and printed paper label, 144 pages. Pages 143-44 contains a checklist of other works by Thomas Day.

Comments

An uncommon biography of Thomas Day (1748-1789), the iconoclastic writer and author of the famous story for children, The History of Sandford and Merton (1783-89). James Keir (1735-1820) was a prominent chemist and industrialist who sympathized with Day and other like-minded men and women of the times, many of whom he befriended at the Lunar Society of Birmingham. Contemporary minor corrections in the text, as well as some contemporary annotations in pencil in a learned hand.

Price: $325.00

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