The Imperial Dictionary of Universal Biography. 14 Volumes.

Printed: Circa 1890

Publisher: William Mackenzie. London

Dimensions 20 × 28 × 2 cm

Language: English

Size (cminches): 20 x 28 x 2

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Brown cloth binding with gilt title and decoration on the spine and front board. Three volumes bound as fourteen books. Dimensions are for one volume.

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Numerous b/w engravings; approx 100 steel engraved portraits. An early example of a biographical dictionary with a slight emphasis on British subjects. The mid 19th century was a time of great achievement in science, the arts and politics. While, inevitably, some of the subjects have slipped into obscurity, it is interesting to have contemporary views on the great people of that time. Contributors include Christina and William Rossetti. VG : in very good condition without dust jackets.

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