Joseph Priestley. L.L.D: F.R.S.
Publish'd by J. Sewell Cornhill. 1. Jan:y 1791.
Engraving with small margins. Platemark: 175 x 115mm. (6¾ x 4¼"). Watermarked paper, 'WL'.
Portrait of Joseph Priestley (1773 - 1840), bust, turned to the left. Below are allegorical figures refering to Preistley's discovery of oxygen. An illustration to the 'European Magazine'. Priestley was an 18th-century English theologian, clergyman, natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and political theorist who published over 150 works. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state.
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