*Our shops are open!*
Dover Street: 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Fulham Road: by appointment, 10am – 6pm, Monday to Saturday
Click for more information about safety measures in store.

PINDAR, Paul.

Remarkable Biography;

or the Peculiarities and Eccentricities of the Human Character Displayed.

London, printed by H. Rowe, 1821 Stock Code: 133534
£575.00
Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

First and only edition of this pseudonymously authored series of curious biographical sketches, including chapters on "Charles Mc. Ghie or Mackey", the Milanese Frances Scanagatti known as "the Female Soldier", and the freemason John Coustos. Though some catalogues have identified the author as the antiquary and numismatist John Yonge Akerman (1806-1873) - one of the more famous adopters of the Pindar pen name - Grzegorz Sinko dismisses this attribution, pointing out that "the author remains anonymous and should not be mixed up with Akerman as the latter being born in 1806 could hardly have become a writer at the age of fifteen" (p. 139). Though held in 30 institutions worldwide, Remarkable Biography is uncommon in commerce, recorded as having appeared just three times at auction (2009, 1913, and 1882).

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. Original buff paper-backed blue boards, hand written paper spine label, uncut.

Illustrations

Engraved frontispiece showing a caricature portrait of Andrew Whitson.

Condition

Endpapers watermarked 1821. Extremities worn, joints expertly repaired and a few early gatherings strengthened, frontispiece foxed and contents occasionally foxed, a single pencil annotation to p. 132, in all a very good copy.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book