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'Anecdotes of Printing' and 'Anecdotes of Literature'

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'Anecdotes of Printing' and 'Anecdotes of Literature', made in about 1810-60. They consist chiefly of manuscript extracts from printed books, cuttings from magazines and newspapers, a few titlepages and engravings and the like.

Dates

  • c.1810-1860(?)

Extent

0.22 Linear metres (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Add. C. 170, fols. 1-2].
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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Add. C. 170-171

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18835

Abstract

'Anecdotes of Printing' and 'Anecdotes of Literature', written in about A.D. 1810-1860(?), each volume in a different hand.

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, nos. 29162-29163.

Custodial History

Together the manuscripts had been lot 155 in a recent auction sale.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from Mr. W. H. Gee, Oxford bookseller.
Title
'Anecdotes of Printing' and 'Anecdotes of Literature'
Status
Published
Author
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Date
EAD version 2020
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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