The Enlightened Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work from 1773 to 1804
by Schofield, Robert E.
xv, 461 pp. 8vo. Frontispiece, eight illustrations in text, bibliography and index follow text. Robert Schofield completes his two-volume biography of one of the great figures of the English Enlightenment. The first volume, published in 1997, covered the first forty years of Joseph Priestley's life in England. In this second volume, Schofield surveys the mature years of Priestley, including the achievements that were to make him famous the discovery of oxygen, the defenses of Unitarianism, and the political liberalism that characterized his later life. He also recounts Priestley's flight to Pennsylvania in 1794 and the final years of his life spent along the Susquehanna in Northumberland.
Keywords: BIOGRAPHY INTELLECTUAL JOSEPH PRIESTLEY ENGLISH ENLIGHTENMENT
First edition. The Pennsylvania State University Press, University Park, 2004. First Edition. Fine/Fine. (Inventory #: 2164012)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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