A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and writings of the Most Eminent Persons in every Nation. William TOOKE.
A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and writings of the Most Eminent Persons in every Nation.
A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and writings of the Most Eminent Persons in every Nation.
A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and writings of the Most Eminent Persons in every Nation.
A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and writings of the Most Eminent Persons in every Nation.

A New and General Biographical Dictionary…
A New and General Biographical Dictionary; containing an Historical and Critical Account of the Lives and writings of the Most Eminent Persons in every Nation.

London: G.G. and J. Robinson, J. Johnson, and others, 1798.

Fifteen volumes, octavo, a lovely set in contemporary full calf, red spine label; front board of each volume blind stamped with family crest, previous owners name 'J. N. Webb' inscribed on endpaper of each volume.

Prodigious universal biography

A new and enlarge edition of the great biographical dictionary, prepared under the scrutiny of English clergyman William Tooke (1744-1820). The breadth and scope of the work is impressive, in some degree reflecting the prodigious intellect and energy of its editor. Tooke was a capable translator of German, French and Russian, and as a close friend of the publisher John Nichols was responsible for numerous English editions. Appointed chaplain of the Russia Company at St. Petersburg in 1771, Tooke initiated a long-term correspondence with Nichols and became a primary informant on Russian affairs for the London gentry of the period. Much of the value of the present work lies in its provision of good information outside the standard scope of British biographical sources.

A new and enlarge edition of the great biographical dictionary, prepared under the scrutiny of English clergyman William Tooke (1744-1820). The breadth and scope of the work is impressive, in some degree reflecting the prodigious intellect and energy of its editor. Tooke was a capable translator of German, French and Russian, and as a close friend of the publisher John Nichols was responsible for numerous English editions. Appointed chaplain of the Russia Company at St. Petersburg in 1771, Tooke initiated a long-term correspondence with Nichols and became a primary informant on Russian affairs for the London gentry of the period. Much of the value of the present work lies in its provision of good information outside the standard scope of British biographical sources.

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