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Joseph Priestley

Chemist (13-Mar-1733 — 6-Feb-1804)


Jack Fruchtman. Apocalyptic Politics of Richard Price and Joseph Priestley: A Study in Late Eighteenth-Century English Republican Millennialism. American Philosophical Society. 2007. 125pp.

F. W. Gibbs. Joseph Priestley: Revolutions of the Eighteenth Century. Doubleday. 1965. 258pp.

Erwin N. Hiebert; Aaron J. Ihde; Robert E. Schofield. Joseph Priestley: Scientist, Theologian, and Metaphysician: A Symposium Celebrating the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Discovery of Oxygen by Joseph Priestley in 1774. Bucknell University Press. 1979. 117pp.

Robert E. Schofield. The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Works from 1733 to 1773. Pennsylvania State University Press. 1997. 320pp.

T. E. Thorpe. Joseph Priestley. London: J. M. Dent. 1906. 228pp.


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  5. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1191)

  6. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.607)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.308)

  8. British Authors Before 1800 (p.418)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.588)

  10. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.132)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.406)

  12. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.824)

  13. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.393)

  14. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.423)

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