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Collection Level Description: An Annotated Copy of Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia poetica (London, 1802)

Reference: MSS. Don. e. 2-3
Title: An Annotated Copy of Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia poetica (London, 1802)
Dates of Creation: 19th cent.
Extent: 2 shelfmarks

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

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

Scope and Content

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.

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

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

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Finding Aids

M. Clapinson and T.D. Rogers, Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. I, nos. 39126-7.

Access Points

English poetry | Bio-bibliography

Poets, English

Boswell | James | 1778-1822 | Lawyer and Editor

Buckley | William Edward | ? 1817-1892

Haslewood | Joseph | 1769-1833 | Antiquary

Madden | Frederic | 1801-1873 | Sir | Knight, Antiquary, and Palaeographer

Ritson | Joseph | 1752-1803 | Literary Critic

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