Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; to Which are Added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall . . . and Lives of Eminent Men. The Whole Now First Published from the Originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum, With Biographical and Literary Illustrations. JOHN AUBREY.
Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; to Which are Added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall . . . and Lives of Eminent Men. The Whole Now First Published from the Originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum, With Biographical and Literary Illustrations.
Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; to Which are Added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall . . . and Lives of Eminent Men. The Whole Now First Published from the Originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum, With Biographical and Literary Illustrations.

The First Appearance of Aubrey's Brief Lives

Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; to Which are Added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall . . . and Lives of Eminent Men. The Whole Now First Published from the Originals in the Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum, With Biographical and Literary Illustrations.

Publisher: London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and Munday and Slatter, Oxford, 1813.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 1682.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28679

Description

Two vols in three (as usual), 8vo, contemporary brown diced half morocco, marbled paper boards, gilt rules and lettering. Frontis portrait.

Comments

A collection of over 150 letters, mostly concerning the recording of information of historical and biographical significance; thus there are letters about the merits of George Ballard's Memoirs of Several Ladies of Great Britain, Walton's Lives, the reprinting of books in Black Letter - particularly Urry's Chaucer, etc. The writers include John Ray, George Lyttelton, George Ballard, Thomas Rawlins, Thomas Hearne, Anthony Wood, et al; the second volume, part 2, is dedicated entirely to the publication of John Aubrey's Lives of Eminent Men, its first appearance in print. Aubrey's Brief Lives, as they came to be known, have remained in print ever since.

Price: $825.00

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