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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.


  • Creation: c.1810-1860(?)


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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MSS. Add. C. 170-171

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18835


'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.

'Anecdotes of Printing' and 'Anecdotes of Literature'
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
EAD version 2020
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom