Eccentric biography, or, Memoirs of remarkable female characters, ancient and modern including potentates, statesmen, divines, historians, naval and military heroes, philosophers, lawyers, impostors, poets, painters, players, dramatic writers, misers, &c. &c. &c. : the whole alphabetically arranged : forming a pleasing delineation of the singularity, whim, folly, caprice, &c. of the human mind

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Other titlesMemoirs of remarkable characters
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 6216, Selected Americana from Sabin"s Dictionary of books relating to America, from its discovery to the present time -- 21754
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Paginationxii, 344 p., [8] leaves of plates
Number of Pages344
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