Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of America


This antique hardcover book is bound in dark green cloth boards, with gilt spine lettering and etched decorations on the front and spine. Some edgewear; spine slightly faded; bookplate from private, 19th-century library on frontispiece; some foxing. Most inner pages clean. The author offers biographical sketches of Benjamin Franklin, the Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Chief Justice Marshal, Dr. Rittenhouse, Eli Whitney and Robert Fulton. 356 pages; approx. 5"x8".



  • Lives of Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of America
  • James Wynne
  • D. Appleton & Co., 1850
  • First edition