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Author Nichols, John, 1745-1826.

Title Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century [microform] : 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, F.S.A.

Imprint London : Printed for the author, by Nichols, son, and Bentley, 1812-16.


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 Axe Basement Library of English Literature Microfiche Cabinets  LEL 22143-51    ---  Available
Description 9 v. : 2 facsims. (1 fold.), geneal. tables, plates, ports.
Series Library of English literature ; LEL 22143-51
Note 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.
Title-pages, vols. 1-6 state: "In six volumes."
Indexes: vol. 7, pt. 1 (published 1813) for volumes 1-6; pt. 2 (published 1816) for volumes 8-9.
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.
Preface to vol. 7 signed: S.B. [i.e. Samuel Bentley]
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.
Reproduction Microfiche. Chicago, Ill. : Library Resources, inc., 1976. 9 microfiches : positive ; 8 x 13 cm. (Library of English literature ; LEL 22143-51)
Note s 1976 ilu n
Subject Bowyer, William, 1699-1777.
Stationers' Company (London, England)
Spalding Club (Aberdeen)
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Authors, English.
Authors, English -- Portraits.
Printers, English.
Booksellers and bookselling -- Great Britain.
English newspapers.
Great Britain -- Learned institutions and societies.
Added Author Bentley, Samuel, 1785-1868.

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