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An Annotated Copy of Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia poetica


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A copy of Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia poetica (London, 1802), interleaved, with notes by Joseph Haslewood (mainly taken from Edmund Malone's copy), James Boswell the younger, W.E. Buckley (mainly taken from Sir Samuel Egerton Brydges's copy), and Sir Frederic Madden.


  • Creation: 19th century


10 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Don. e. 2, fols. 1-2].

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MSS. Don. e. 2-3

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13426


An Annotated Copy of Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia poetica

Biographical / Historical

Joseph Ritson (1752-1803) was a literary critic. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

Signature of Edmund Malone pasted to fly-leaf; bookplate of Joseph Haslewood: 'Purchased at Haslewood's sale [R. H. Evans, 16 Dec. 1833], 20 Dec. 1833 for 1.1.0. Lot 1091. F. Madden'; 'Purchased at Sir F. Madden's sale [Sotheby's, 7 Aug. 1873, lot 891] by Mr. Waller of Fleet St., and from him by me. W. E. Buckley'; 'Purchased through Messrs. H. Sotheran and Co. after the Rev. W. E. Buckley's sale July 1894. W. F. Prideaux' (his bookplate in each volume); owned by George Thorn-Drury.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The volumes were bought from P.J. and A.E. Dobell and given to the Library by the Friends of the Bodleian in 1933.

An Annotated Copy of Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia poetica
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom