Item #41361 Lempriere's Universal Biography; Containing a Critical and Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Labours of Eminent Persons, in all Ages and Countries. Together with Selections of Foreign Biography from Watkin's Dictionary, Recently Published, and about Eight Hundred Original Articles of American Biography. By Eleazar Lord. John. LORD LEMPRIERE, Eleazer.

Lempriere's Universal Biography; Containing a Critical and Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Labours of Eminent Persons, in all Ages and Countries. Together with Selections of Foreign Biography from Watkin's Dictionary, Recently Published, and about Eight Hundred Original Articles of American Biography. By Eleazar Lord.

New-York. R. Lockwood. l825. thick8vo, 21cm, in 2 volumes, 784 & 852,8pp.,(names of subscribers), printed in double columns, in full calf, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt borders, decorations and titles in the spine panels, gilt roll borders on the boards, faint marbled edges, some occasional slight edge wear on the boards but a fine set in attractive antique style contemporary binding (ds1). Item #41361

~ Sabin 40018. Contains over eight hundred Original articles of American biography. ~ John Lempriere was a classical scholar and Oxford graduate who became an educator and clergyman. He published his Bibliotheca Classica, or Classical Dictionary containing a full Account of all the proper Names mentioned in Ancient Authors, in 1788, and it became a popular authority on mythology and history. His Universal Biography was first published in London in 1808 -DNB. Businessman Eleazar Lord (1788-I871) was born in Connecticut and founded Insurance and Railroad companies as well as religious institutions. His fortunes fell during the civil war, but he made a significant contribution with the compilation of this book.

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