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