London: George Smeeton, (1824). 3 volume set, 5.5 inches tall. A very pretty binding from the 1820's with gilt raised bands and fine gilt tooling to the panels. With all 89 engraved plates illustrating the famous figures described in the brief biographies. From the Library and with the bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst. There is considerable staining to the plates in volume 2.