By John Nichols
London   Nichols, Son, and Bentley
8.5" by 5" [4], v-xvi, 712; [2], iii, 732; [2], 760; [2], iv, 732; [2], iv, 712; [2], iv, 646; [2], 720; [2], xii, 762; [2], xvi, 816; [3], viii, 840; [4], 852pp
A nice set of John Nichols' fascinating and essential historical document looking into the history and anecdotes of literature in the eighteenth century. Illustrated.
By John Nichols

1812-17 Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century; Comprising Biographical Memoirs of William Bowyer, Printer, F.S.A. and Many of His Learned Friends; an Incredibly 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 Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century. Consisting of Authentic Memoirs and Original Letters of Eminent Persons; and Intended as a Sequel to Literary Anecdotes

London   Nichols, Son, and Bentley
8.5" by 5" [4], v-xvi, 712; [2], iii, 732; [2], 760; [2], iv, 732; [2], iv, 712; [2], iv, 646; [2], 720; [2], xii, 762; [2], xvi, 816; [3], viii, 840; [4], 852pp
A nice set of John Nichols' fascinating and essential historical document looking into the history and anecdotes of literature in the eighteenth century. Illustrated.
£900.00
: 15kgs / : 695P27

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First Edition, Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding

The first edition of these works. In eleven volumes. 'Literary Anecdotes' complete in nine volumes. 'Illustrations of the Literary History' incomplete in two volumes, being volumes I and II only a total of eight volumes. Volume I illustrated with a frontispiece, and three plates. Collated, complete. Volume II, illustrated with a frontispiece, and three plates. Collated, complete. Volume III, illustrated with a frontispiece, and two plates. Collated, complete. Volume IV, illustrated with a frontispiece, and two folding plates. Collated, complete. Volume V, illustrated with a frontispiece and one plate. Collated, complete. Volume VI, illustrated with a frontispiece. Collated, complete. Volume VIII, illustrated with a folding frontispiece, and five plates. Collated, complete. Volume IX, illustrated with a frontispiece, and twelve plates. Collated, complete. Volume I, illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding plates, and eight plates. Collated, complete. Volume II, illustrated with a frontispiece, and three plates. Collated, complete. 'Literary Anecdotes' is a collection of anecdotal history of literary of the eighteenth century. A fascinating look at literature and the literary society of the century. These two works offer a wealth of information on the booksellers, authors, and printers of the eighteenth century. Written by John Nichols, a prominent English printer and antiquary. He was an influential editor of the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. Bookplate to the front pastedowns, 'William Hales Symons'.

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In a half calf binding with marbled paper to the boards, rebacked with the original spines and boards restored. Joints are a little cracked, heavier to the front joints of 'Literary Ancedotes' Volumes II and IV. Minor bumping to the extremities. Light surface cracks to the spines. Small worming hole to the front boards of Volumes II and IV of 'Literary Ancedotes'. Small patch of worming to the tail of the spine of 'Literary Ancedotes' Volume V. Bookplate to the front pastedowns. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very lightly age-toned and generally clean with the odd spot. A small amount of worming to the first few pages of 'Literary Ancedotes' Volumes I, II, V, VI, not affecting text.

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