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Anecdotes of distinguished persons : chiefly of the present and two preceding centuries. Illustrated by engravings.

Author: William Seward; Thomas Cadell; William Davies
Publisher: London : Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1798.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : The 4th editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Illustrated works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Seward, William, 1747-1799.
Anecdotes of distinguished persons.
London, T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1798
(OCoLC)568723994
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Seward; Thomas Cadell; William Davies
OCLC Number: 1545892
Notes: Pagination: volume1: xx, 467 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 4 unnumbered leaves, 1 leaf of plates (frontispiece), 8 pages of plates (music) -- volume 2: 2 unnumbered pages, 514 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates (including frontispiece) -- volume 3: 2 unnumbered pages, 431 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 6 unnumbered leaves, 6 pages of plates -- volume 4: 2 unnumbered pages, 479 pages, 13 unnumbered pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates.
The 8 pages of engraved music in volume1 is: "The prayer of Mary Queen of Scots before her execution.". There is also 6 pages of engraved music in volume 3.
Engraved frontispieces.
Anonymous. By William Seward--Confer DNB.
The new material in the present edition was published in 1797 as a supplement to the original edition. Confer Advertisement, volume 1.
With errata at end of volume 4.
Signatures: v. 1: pi a⁸ B-2G⁸ 2H² v. 2: [A]² B-2K⁸ 2L¹ v. 3: [A]² B-2E⁸ v. 4: [A]² B-2H⁸ 2I⁶ 2K¹.
Published earlier under the title: "Anecdotes of some distinguished persons ... ", according to Halkett & Laing, 2nd ed.
Includes "General index of names" in volume 4.
Description: 4 volumes : portraits, music, facsimiles ; 22 cm (8vo)
Other Titles: Anecdotes of some distinguished persons

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