Title LIVES OF GREAT AND CELEBRATED CHARACTERS, OF ALL AGES AND COUNTRIES: COMPRISING HEROES CONQUERORS, STATESMEN, AUTHORS, ARTISTS, EXTRAORDINARY HUMORISTS, MISERS, MONTE-BANKS, KINGS AND QUEENS, JUGGLERS, AND OTHER CURIOSITIES OF HUMAN NATURE.
Publisher New York World Publishing 1875
Seller ID 1214
"Compiled from authentic materials. Illustrated by several hundred engravings." Thick 8vo. in green cloth with gilt, red and black rules and decoration on spine. Covers worn and stained and puckered; but book is sound and tight. All edges marbled. Some foxing to front matter. Entertaining text illustrations throughout. "The characters brought to view in this volume are among the most remarkable, and many of them the most eccentric which have ever appeared on the great theatre of human action. Their virtues and failings are described with impartiality...The Editor cannot but hope that the volume will prove an acceptable addition to the libraries of all who are fond of the curiosities of Human Nature." The beginning entries include: Margaret Finch, Queen of the Gipsies; Edward Bright, the Fat man of Malden; John Bigg, the Dinton Hermit; Dolly of the Chop-house; Mathew Hopkins, Witch-finder-general; Sarah Mapp, a remarkable Female Bone-setter; Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia; &c. &c.
Literature English History Biography Reference Curiosities Psychology Eccentrics