Hill, John. The Notorious Sir John Hill; the Man Destroyed by Ambition in the Era of Celebrity, by G. Rousseau (2012)

Lehigh University Press

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Hill, John. The Notorious Sir John Hill; the Man Destroyed by Ambition in the Era of Celebrity by George Rousseau (2012). Lehigh University Press, Bethlehem. 391pp. Hardback in new condition with author’s signature on title page. Together with an incomplete extract, the first 64 pages of c.387, from Hill’s book Theophrastus’s History of Stones (1746), a translation. Originally an apothecary, Hill’s (1714-1775) controversial career spanned natural history embracing botany and mineralogy.