Human Longevity:

Easton (James)

Human Longevity:

recording the Name, Age, Place of Residence, and Year, of the Decease of 1712 Persons, who attained a Century, & upwards, from A.D. 66 to 1799, Comprising A Period Of 1733 Years. With Anecdotes of the most remarkable.

Description: FIRST EDITION, a little foxing and soiling, pp. xxxii, [60], 292, 8vo, cloth backed boards, worn at extremities, upper cover detached, spine slightly defective, ticket of T. Connolly, Bookseller of Dublin, ownership inscription of David H. Marshall [of] Douglas on half-title, and copiously annotated throughout

Publication Details: Salisbury: Printed and Sold by James Easton, ... Sold also by John White, London, 1799

Notes: James Easton is best known for his Salisbury Guide, which went through many editions: the present work was also reprinted, but not quite so often. If the text has something of the obsessive about it, then it was an obsession shared by the annotator (seemingly not the David Marshall of the half-title). He adds plentiful details of the subjects, and introduces new ones.

Bibliography: (ESTC T130389; Wellcome II 508)

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Price: £850

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1799

Stock Number: 61063

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