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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

Author: John Nichols; Samuel Bentley
Publisher: London : Printed for the author, 1812-16
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Nichols, John, 1745-1826.
Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century.
London : Printed for the author, 1812-16 (Nichols, Son, and Bentley)
(OCoLC)647102553
Named Person: William Bowyer; William Bowyer
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Nichols; Samuel Bentley
OCLC Number: 1138961
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., [32] 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.

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