Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Volume 1 - Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer, Printer, F. S. A., and Many of His Learned

Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Volume 1 - Comprizing Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer, Printer, F. S. A., and Many of His Learned

By: John Nichols (author)Paperback

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In this nine-volume work, published between 1812 and 1815, the author and publisher John Nichols (1745-1826) provides biographical notes on publishers, writers and artists of the eighteenth century, and also gives 'an incidental view of the progress and advancement of literature in this kingdom during the last century'. (A shorter version had been published in 1782.) His subjects range from the publisher William Bowyer to Henry Fielding and Horace Walpole, and also include histories of individual publishing houses and of genres such as lexicography. The work remains a useful source of biographical material on authors and publishers at a period when many of the literary genres we take for granted, such as the novel, the autobiography and the analytical history, were first being developed. As well as individual short biographies, Volume 1 contains a history of Bowyer's press from 1699 to 1731.

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Contents

Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Typographical anecdotes of Mr Bowyer's press from 1699 to 1731; 1. Dr William Nicholls; 2. Rev. William Whiston; 3. Rev. Francis Peck; 4. Who was the author of Eikon Basilike?; 5. Original letters of Humfrey Wanley; 6. Two letters on the Paris Bible, at Cambridge; 7. Three Masters of St John's College, Cambridge; 8. Origins of the Free and Candid Disquisitions, 1749; 9. Rev. Dr Gloster Ridley; 10. Rev. Dr Philip Bearcroft; 11. Rev Dr Thomas Morell; 12. Rev. William Cole; 13. Additions and corrections.

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  • publication date: 31/07/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781108074070
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 742
  • ID: 9781108074070
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 1108074073

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