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Hardback W/Slipcase

Sub-Subject:

Essays Letters

Subject:

History

Printing Year:

1975

A used Hardback book, with slipcase. Book in very nice condition, some tanning to spine. Water stain on outside of slipcase. Folio Society 1975.

Aubrey's Brief Lives Edited by Richard Barber Folio Society 1975.

Brief Lives is a collection of short biographies written by John Aubrey in the last decades of the seventeenth century. Aubrey initially began collecting biographical material to assist the Oxford scholar Anthony Wood, who was working on his own collection of biographies. With time, Aubrey's biographical researches went beyond mere assistance to Wood and became a project in its own right.

Aubrey was careful, wherever possible, to seek out and talk with those who had been acquainted with his subjects. His sociable nature and his wide circle of friends helped him in this pursuit. At his death, Aubrey left his biographical writings in chaotic order. It has been the task of later editors to organize the manuscripts (held at the Bodliean Library) into readable form.

Aubrey's Brief Lives has been loved for generations for its colorful gossipy tone and for the glimpses it provides of the unofficial sides of its subjects. Aubrey's use of informants and his eye for the unusual provides much more vivid pictures than a biography based on documents could. He is frank but never malicious.

The Brief Lives includes biographies of such figures as  Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Thomas More, Shakespeare, Milton, Marvel, Bacon, Boyle, Dee, Halley. Johnson, Hobbes and many others

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