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The microcosm.

Author: John SmithGeorge CanningRobert Percy SmithJohn Hookham FrereHenry John Spencer, LordAll authors
Publisher: Windsor : Printed for the author and sold by C. Knight, 1786-1787.
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Genre/Form: Periodicals
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Material Type: Periodical, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper
All Authors / Contributors: John Smith; George Canning; Robert Percy Smith; John Hookham Frere; Henry John Spencer, Lord; Benjamin Way; Verney Peter Littlehales; Capel Lofft; Joseph Charles Mellish
OCLC Number: 37534936
Notes: "Written by four young gentlemen of Eton College; viz. Mr. John Smith, Mr. George Canning, Mr. Robert Smith, and Mr. John Frere with the occasional assistance of other Etonians" under the pseudonym of Gregory Griffin, of the College of Eton. Cf. Lowndes. "Other Etonians" include: Lord Henry Spencer, Mr. Way, Mr. Littlehales, Mr. Capel Loft, Mr. Mellish and "Unknown." Cf. Contents, p. xv-xvi.
Canning "with John and Robert Smith, Hookham Frere and Charles Ellis brought out ... the M̀icrocosm.'" Knight purchased the copyright from Canning. Cf. DNB.
Copy 1. No. 1 (Nov. 6, 1786)--carries advertisement on verso of t.p. calling the issue a "2nd ed." This is not to be confused with the collected 2nd ed., which was published in 1788. All other issues are wanting t.p.'s. No issues carry issue nos. in the headers. Lacks vol. t.p.
Copy 2. Contains vol. t.p.: The microcosm, a periodical work by Gregory Griffin, of the College of Eton. Windsor : Printed for C. Knight ... and sold by Messrs. Robinson's ... and Mr. Debrett ..., London, 1787. Also includes added engr. t.p. and xvi p. of contents. This c. is of mixed issues: no. 1-6 are "3rd ed." and have no. issue no. in headers; no. 7-10 lack t.p. and carry an issue no. in the header of each p.; no. 11-13 lack t.p. and do not have the issue no. in headers; no. 14-22 are "2nd ed."; no. 23 and 30-31 lack t.p.'s and carry the issue no. in the headers; no. 24-29 and 32-40 are the first issue, having no issue no. in the headers and all but no. 39 having t.p.'s with no ed. statement.
Description: 1 volume ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Microcosm (Windsor, England : 1786)

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