A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF THE LIVING AUTHORS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; COMPRISING LITERARY MEMOIRS AND ANECDOTES OF THEIR LIVES; AND A CHRONOLOGICAL REGISTER OF THEIR PUBLICATIONS, WITH THE NUMBER OF EDITIONS PRINTED.

(Watkins, J., & F. Shoberl).
  • London: Henry Colburn, 1816.
  • 8vo.
  • Full calf, re-backed with cloth.
  • viii+449 pages

Price: $250.00  other currencies

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"Mr. [Frederic] Shoberl proceeded to assure me, in the presence of his son, that the work was written by [John] Watkins as far as the letter F -- that some dispute with the publishers then arose -- that the materials were therefore handed over to himself -- and that he completed the work as it now appears." Bolton Corney. Notes & queries (1)11: 34, 1855." A note has been pasted to page 449 that this volume is also attributed to William Upcott. With the bookplate and pencil signature of Gavin Bridson. Boards are worn, corners bumped.

A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF THE LIVING AUTHORS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND; COMPRISING LITERARY MEMOIRS AND ANECDOTES OF THEIR LIVES; AND A CHRONOLOGICAL REGISTER OF THEIR PUBLICATIONS, WITH THE NUMBER OF EDITIONS PRINTED.