Letters Written by Eminent Persons in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries; to Which Are Added, Hearne's Journeys to Reading, and to Whaddon Hall, the Seat of Browne Willis, Esq., and Lives of Eminent Men.; The whole now first published from the originals in the Bodleian and Ashmolean Museum, with biographical and literary illustrations.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1813. First edition. 8vo. Two volumes in three: xxiii, (1), 304; (2), 352; (2), 353-668 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait to volume one. This edition is the first to include Aubrey's famous "Brief Lives," memoirs of his own acquaintances from the seventeenth century, including Hooke, Boyle, Halley, Bacon, Newton, and others, especially fellow members of the Royal Society. Later tan half-morocco and marbled boards. Frontispiece with old tideline to lower corner, but an attractive copy. (1529). Item #54446

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