Exemplary and Instructive Biography. For The Study of Youth.

  • Chambers, Robert and William, ed.
  • Edinburgh: William and Robert Chambers 1836


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FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp. [vi], ii, 334, [2, ads]. Contemporary ecru sailcloth, edges sprinkled red. A little foxed. Boards somewhat soiled, patch of damage to rear board at fore-edge. Blind-stamp of Trinity Episcopal School to flyleaf, half-title and a few internal pages.


The first edition of Chambers' educational book of short biographies of worthy figures with a Scottish bent to its contents, finding room for James Watt and Thomas Telford alongside Columbus, Franklin and Washington. It was published as part of 'Chambers's Educational Course', reprinted in 1838 and again in 1873. This copy survives in a rude but not undignified sailcloth binding.

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