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MAVOR (William Fordyce). The British Nepos; or Mirror of Youth: consisting of Select Lives of illustrious Britons [including Captain Cook], who have distinguished themselves by their Virtues, Talents, or remarkable advancement in Life, with incidental Capacities of Youth Written purposely for the Use of Schools, and carefully adapted to the situations and capacities of Youth.1800

London: Printed for R. Phillips, Second Edition, revised, 12mo, engraved frontispiece, ownership inscription of "Hans William Sotheby, Mat 8th. 1834." on blank recto of frontispiece (partly deleted) and on upper blank margin of title, 2 double-sided plates with 24 portraits, with a final advertisement leaf, x, [6], 462, [2] pp., original half roan, rebacked. First published in 1798, but with no plates or portraits. Portraits and lives of "illustrious Britons" include Chaucer, Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Captain Cook, John Howard, Dr. Johnson, John Locke, Sir Isaac Newton, John Milton, and General Wolfe. Beddie, Bibliography of Captain Cook, 1977.

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