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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Nichols, John, 1745-1826.
Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century.
London : Printed for the author, 1812-16 (Nichols, Son, and Bentley)
|Named Person:||William Bowyer; William Bowyer|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Nichols; Samuel Bentley
|Language Note:||Primarily English; includes numerous passages in Latin.|
|Notes:||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.
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.
|Description:||9 v.,  leaves of plates : ill., facsims., geneal. tables, ports. ; 23 cm. (8vo)|
|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.
|Responsibility:||By John Nichols, F.S.A.|
- Eighteenth century -- Anecdotes.
- English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
- Authors, English -- 18th century -- Anecdotes.
- Bowyer, William, -- 1699-1777.
- 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.
- Stationers' Company (London, England)
- Spalding Club (Aberdeen, Scotland)
- Authors, English.
- Booksellers and bookselling.
- Eighteenth century.
- English literature.
- English newspapers.
- Great Britain.