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Contains chapters on George Stephenson, railway pioneer; the beginning of the Rothschild family; the rise of the Peel family; Alexander Wilson, ornithologist; Benjamin West, artist; millionaire John Jacob Astor; bookseller William Hutton; Sir John Franklin, navigator; John Frederic Oberlin, pastor; linguist Elihu Burritt; Wilhelm, the knife-grinder; geologist Hugh Miller; Linnaeus the naturalist; engineer John Smeaton; and David Rittenhouse, the mathematician. Orange cloth w/brown decorations/lettering to front cover, brown decorations/gilt lettering to spine, 315 pages, illustrated. Dust-soiled edges, library stamps (Mount Allison University) to top and bottom edges, other library stamps (Mount Allison Ladies' College) to front pastedown/second end paper/title page/contents page, library bookplate to front pastedown, date due page to rear end paper. Missing one of eight illustrations called for on List of Illustrations page. In considerably better shape than the usual library book.
Title: MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars.
Edition: No edition
Publisher: New York, International Book Company:
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Good
Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Size: Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 016439
Keywords: NOISBN, George Stephenson, railway, railways, railroad, railroads, Rothschild family, Rothschilds, Peel, Alexander Wilson, ornithologist, ornithologists, Benjamin West, artist, artists, millionaire, millionaires, John Jacob Astor, bookseller, booksellers,