Universal Biography; Containing A Copious Account, Critical and Historical, of the Life and Character, Labors and Actions of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions, Vol. I [with the Book Lable of Amos Lawrence, Bookplate]

By: [Amos Lawrence] Lempriere, J.

Price: $45.00

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Book Condition: Poor


Vol. I only (Aa-Gy). Paper-covered boards over tan paper spine with remnants of paper spine label, textblock remains untrimmed, 15 by 23 cm, arranged alphabetically, there are 7 pp. of front matter, with the remaining unnumbered. Poor, but complete, with the upper board and ffep nearly detached. There is foxing to the endpapers and light foxing throughout, tears and chips on the rear free endpaper, and dampstains to the lower corner of the last 8 leaves and rear endpapers. While a scarce early printing of this biographical dictionary, the real treat is the early American book label on the front pastedown for Amos Lawrence. The label, which measures 50 by 29 mm, simply states “Boston” below his name. Lawrence (1786-1852) was a successful American importer and businessman dealing with domestic cottons and woolens. He served as a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and was a trustee of the Massachusetts General Hospital.14 His papers are held by the Massachusetts Historical Society.

Title: Universal Biography; Containing A Copious Account, Critical and Historical, of the Life and Character, Labors and Actions of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions, Vol. I [with the Book Lable of Amos Lawrence, Bookplate]

Author Name: [Amos Lawrence] Lempriere, J.

Categories: American History, Bookplates (Ex Libris), Reference,

Publisher: New York, Published by Ezra Sargeant: 1810

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Poor

Seller ID: 2839