The Biographical Magazine; Containing Portraits of Eminent and Ingenious Persons of Every Age and Nation, with Their Lives and Characters. 2 Volumes.

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Volume I published 1819. Volume II published 1820. Full leather bindings. Gilt borders. Leather spine labels. Pages unnumbered. 192 biographical sketches headed by engraved portraits. 1/4" missing at head of spine on Volume I. Edges of spine and boards rubbed. Small chips to leather spine labels. Mottling to endpapers and page edges. Front endpaper split on Volume I. 1/2" tear in front endpaper of Volume I. On Shakespeare: "Whether distress, or the natural bent of his mind, first led him to one of the numerous little theatres then abounding in the metropolis and its environs, is by no means ascertainable [...] As an actor, there seems reason to believe, that he never reached higher than the character of the Ghost, in his tragedy of Hamlet: as a dramatic writer, he soon exceeded all that went before him [...] His native goodness of heart, and cheerful and agreeable manners, were scarcely surpassed even by his exalted genius. "; 8vo

Title: The Biographical Magazine; Containing Portraits of Eminent and Ingenious Persons of Every Age and Nation, with Their Lives and Characters. 2 Volumes.

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Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Printed for Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange; and Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, Paternoster Row: 1819

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: Good with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 001315

Keywords: Shakespeare Francis Bacon Erasmus Darwin Hawkeswor