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Title(s):

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 : including notices of some foreign writers whose works have been occasionally published in England : illustrated by a variety of communications from persons of the first eminence in the world of letters.

Published/Created:
London : Printed for Henry Colburn, 1816.
Physical Description:
viii, 449, [1] pages ; 24 cm.
Holdings:
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Z2010 .B61 1816 Copy 1
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Copyright Status:
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Notes:
Spine title: Upcott's living authors.
"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 publisers then arose -- that the materials were thereofore handed over to himself -- and that he completed the work as it now appears." -- Bolton Corney, in Notes & queries, 1st ser., v. 11 (1855) p. 34.
Printed by A. J. Valpy, Tooke's Court, Chancery Lane.
The work is sometimes attributed to William Upcott.
BEIN 1997 1251: From the library of Ralph Hodgson, with his ms. annotations. Bookseller's stamp: Shelley Bookshop, Oxford. Monogram on front pastedown: [H.V.S.?]. Advertising matter on [4] p. at end, not included in pagination.
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Both copies lack advertising matter present in other copies. Copy 1 has the bookplate of Rupert Gunnis. Copy 2 bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards.
Medical Historical copy from the library of John F. Fulton. Bookplate of Walter Raleigh.
Subject Terms:
Authors -- Bibliography.
Colburn, Henry -- Publisher.
English literature -- Bio-bibliography.
Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960 -- Bookplate.
Gunnis, Rupert -- Bookplate.
Hodgson, Ralph, 1871-1962 -- Ms. notes.
Raleigh, Walter Alexander, Sir, 1861-1922 -- Bookplate.
Shelley Bookshop -- Stamp. .
Valpy, A. J. -- Printer.
Form/Genre:
Publishers' advertisements.
Contributors:
Watkins, John, fl. 1792-1831.
Shoberl, Frederic, 1775-1853.
Upcott, William, 1779-1845, attributed name.
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