The lives of John Selden, Esq. and Archbishop Usher; with notices of the principal English men of letters with whom they were connected.

London: Mathews and Leigh, 1812. 8vo. vi, xiv, 430 pp. FIRST EDITION. Polished calf, gilt-ruled, rebacked. Elliot bookplate. Item #11569

First edition of this well-known biography. Aikin writes that “on tracing backwards the history of English erudition, I soon came to two names which seemed to form an era . . . whose celebrity was not confined to mere authorship; but who acted important parts in the church and state at a period of extraordinary interest in English history” (Preface).

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