BRITISH WORTHIES. The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies.  London. Charles Knight & Co. 1845-1846.  
12 volumes bound in 4. (141 x 85). pp, iii, (1), 5-159, (1), iii, (1), 5-174, iii, (1), 5-189, (1); iii, (1), 5-160, iii, (1), 5-128, iii, (1), 5-91, (1); iii, (1), 5-149, (1), iii, (1), 5-139, (1), iii, (1), 96; iii, (1), 5-151, (1), iii, (1), 5-160, iii, (1), 5-192. Steel engraved portrait plates and engraved headpieces. Ink mss prize inscription dated 1859 to each front pastedown. Half calf with black and gilt title labels and marbled paper covered boards. A very nice, good looking set with tight bindings. Featured are Henry II, Roger Bacon, Edward III, Wicliffe, Chaucer, William of Wykeham, Henry V, James I, of Scotland, Henry VII, Dr. John Colet, Cardinal Wolsey, Sir Thomas More, Thomas Cromwell, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Lady Jane Grey, Cranmer, Latimer, John Knox, Sir Thomas Gresham, George Buchanan, Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Francis Drake, Lord Burghley, Edmund Spenser, Queen Elizabeth, William Shakspere, Sir Walter Raleigh, Camden, Francis Bacon, Ben Jonson, Charles I, Strafford, John Hampden, Archbishop Laud, John Selden, Robert Blake, Dr. William Harvey, Oliver Cromwell, Thomas Fuller, Jeremy Taylor, Lord Clarendon, John Milton, Sir Matthew Hale, Andrew Marvell, Isaac Barrow, Thomas Hobbes, Samuel Butler, William Lord Russell, Algernon Sidney, William Petty, Thomas Sydenham, Robert Boyle, Richard Baxter, Henry Purcell, Sir William Temple, Dryden, William III, Locke, Lord Somers, Ray, Penn, Addison, Marlborough, Wren, Newton, De Foe, Halley, Pope, Walpole, Swift, Hogarth and Smeaton. A heavy set which may be subject to additional postage.
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