Brief lives by John Aubrey. A selection based upon existing contemporary portraits. (10th printing)
Hardcover in slipcase, 324 pp., illustrated. Given are biographical notes by John Aubrey (1626-1697) on: Abbott, Allen, Andrewes, Bacon, Barrow, Beaumont, Blount, Bonner, Boyle, Bushell, Butler, Camden, Cartwright, Cary, Cavendish, Chillingworth, Clifford, Coke, Colbert, Colet, Corbet, Cowley, Danvers family, Davenant, John Dee, Descartes, Erasmus, Hobbes, Milton, Thomas More, Shakespeare, Thomas Wolsey, and many others, all living in the 16th and 17th century. Aubrey, a bookseller, wrote the manuscript in the years 1679-1680.