Gosset, Isaac, Dd, Frs

Gosset, Isaac, D.D., F.R.S.

a Church of England divine, well known in London as a most intelligent purchaser and collector of books, and conspicuous at all public sales by his diminutive person, was born in. 1744. He was of a refugee French family, and was the son of a modeller in wax, settled in London. He displayed from his childhood an extraordinary passion for rare books, and was educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He became eminent as a preacher, notwithstanding his personal disadvantages, but never sought or obtained a preferment. He was a good scriptural critic, and excelled as a bibliographer. He died December 16, 1812. See (Lond.) Annual Register, 1812, page 182.

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