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Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century;
- London - Nichols, Son and Bentley 1812 - %0D%0AAn examination of literary characters and developments of the eighteenth century. %0D%0AIllustrated withthirty-six engraved plates (collated, missing two). %0D%0AIncluding memoirs of William Strahan, John Rivington, Joseph Cooper, and many others. %0D%0AOriginally intended to be six volumes in length, but later enlarged to nine. %0D%0AJohn Nichols (2 February 1745 26 November 1826) was an English printer, author and antiquary. %0D%0AIn 1788, he became editor of the Gentleman's Magazine and remained so till his death. In that periodical, and in his numerous volumes of Anecdotes and Illustrations, he made numerous contributions to literary biography. As his materials accumulated he compiled a sort of anecdotal literary history of the century, based on a large collection of letters. The Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century (181215, nine volumes), into which the original work was expanded, forms only a small part of Nichols's production. %0D%0AVolume VII is bound in two volumes. %0D%0ABookplate of Thomas Watkin Forster to front pastedowns. %0D%0AComplete in nine volumes (bound in ten). %0D%0ACondition: %0D%0AIn calf bindings. Twovolumes have been rebacked. Externally, rubbed, with loss to five spine labels. Seven joints are cracked and tender. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright, and generally clean, with just the occasional instance of foxing. Overall: GOOD. %0D%0A%0D%0A [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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