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Author Nichols, John, 1745-1826.

Title Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century : comprizing biographical memoirs of William Bowyer, printer, F.S.A. and many of his learned friends ; an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this kingdom during the last century ; and biographical anecdotes of a considerable number of eminent writers and ingenious artists ; with a very copious index / by John Nichols ...

Published London : Printed for the author, 1812-1816 (Nichols, Son, and Bentley)


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.1    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.2    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.3    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.4    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.5    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.6    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.7    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.8    NOT FOR LOAN
 UniM Bail SpC/BX  820.9 N619  v.9    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 9 v., [32] leaves of plates : ill., facsims., geneal. tables, ports. ; 23 cm. (8vo)
Notes Spine title: Nichols's literary anecdotes.
Preface to v. 7 signed: S.B. [i.e. Samuel Bentley].
Vol. 7 in 2 parts: pt. 1 (published 1813) contains indexes to v. 1-6; pt. 2 (published 1816) contains indexes to v. 8-9.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Notes Irregularities in pagination: v. 2, page 469 misnumbered 466, page numbers 623, 624 and 625 appear on one page as "623-625"; v. 3, pages 316 and 669 misnumbered 616 and 689 respectively, page 586 unnumbered; v. 5, pages 152-153 misnumbered 154-155, pages 273*-274* inserted between pages 274 and 275; v. 6, iii misnumbered ii, page numbers 130, 131 and 132 appear on one page as "130-132," page numbers 497-596 omitted from sequence; v. 8, page numbers *353-*368 inserted between 352 and 353.
Each volume has table of contents.
Pedigree of Gale; v. 4, fold. geneal. table: p. 536.
Pedigree of the Marklands: v. 4, fold. geneal. table: p. 656.
"A genealogy of the family of Tindal": v. 9, p. 302-304.
Vol. 8 has double frontispiece.
An expansion of Biographical and literary anecdotes of William Bowyer (1782) cf. Dictionary of national biography.
Contents v. 1. Typographical anecdotes of Mr. Bowyer's press 1699 to 1731. Essays and illustrations -- v. 2. Annals of Mr. Bowyer's press 1732 to 1765. Essays and illustrations -- v. 3. Annals of Mr. Bowyers press 1766 to 1777. First publication of his Memoirs, and other works. Essays and illustrations [including: History of the Stationers' company; A list of their various benefactors; Progress of selling books by catalogues; Printers and booksellers] -- v. 4. Essays and illustrations [including: On the first printed polyglotts; Of public news and weekly papers; History of the origin of pamphlets] -- v. 5. Essays and illustrations [including: History of lexicons, and anecdotes of eminent lexicographers; Memoirs of eminent antiquaries, friends and patrons of Mr. Bowyer] -- v. 6. Account of the gentlemen's society at Spalding. History of the Peterborough society. Letters on the origin of the Society of antiquaries. Memoirs -- v. 7. pt. 1. Index to vols. 1-6. pt. 2. Index to vols. 8-9 -- v. 8-9. Anecdotes.
Language notes Primarily English; includes numerous passages in Latin.
Local note SpC/BX copy has bookplate of Henry B. Wheatley.
Other author Bentley, Samuel, 1785-1868. Printer.
Subject Bowyer, William, 1699-1777.
Stationers' Company (London, England)
Spalding Club (Aberdeen, Scotland)
Eighteenth century -- Anecdotes.
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, English -- 18th century -- Anecdotes.
Printers -- Great Britain -- 18th century -- Sources.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Great Britain -- 18th century -- Sources.
English newspapers -- History -- 18th century -- Sources.
Great Britain -- Societies, etc. -- 18th century -- Sources.
Other title Nichols's literary anecdotes.
Local author Wheatley, Henry Benjamin, 1838-1917. Former owner.