A biographical history of England


A biographical history of England

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Full title: A biographical history of England : from Egbert the Great to the revolution : consisting of characters disposed in different classes, and adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British heads : intended as an essay towards reducing our biography to system, and a help to the knowledge of portraits : interspersed with a variety of anecdotes, and memoirs of a great number of persons not to be found in any other biographical work : With a preface shewing the utility of a collection of engraved portraits to supply the defect, and answer the various purposes, of medals / By the Rev. J. Granger, Vicar of Shiplake, in Oxfordshire. Spine title: Biographical hist. of England


James Granger, 1723-1776


London : Printed for William Baynes and Son, Paternoster Row; and sold by W. Clarke, New Bond Street; J. Major, Fleet Street; Cornhill : J. and J. Arch ; Oxford : J. Parker ; Cambridge : Deighton and Sons ; Edinburgh : H. S. Baynes and Co. ; Dublin : and R. M. Tims




6 volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.


Each volume has half-title page.

Includes numerous plates.

W. Baynes and Son issued two "fifth editions" in 1824, an 8vo ed. in 6 v., and a folio ed. in 3 v., cf. Lowndes (1881 ed.), II, 927.

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Presented by Principal Daniel Woolf [Gift2015]


Woolf, D. R. (Daniel R.) donor
Schulich-Woolf Collection.




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James Granger, 1723-1776, “A biographical history of England,” Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection, accessed June 24, 2018, http://schulichwoolf.omeka.net/items/show/121.