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The Monthly magazine, and British register, for ...
imprint
London : Printed for R. Phillips; and sold by J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church Yard, 1796-1798.
description
6 volumes : illustrations (some folded), folded maps ; 22 cm. (8vo)
format(s)
Journal
Holdings
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pub. began/ended
Vol. I (Feb.-June 1796)-vol. VI (July-Dec. 1798) = No. I-no. XXXIX.
series title
imprint
London : Printed for R. Phillips; and sold by J. Johnson, No. 72, St. Paul's Church Yard, 1796-1798.
current frequency
Semiannual (Cumulative)
citation/reference
Bentley, G.E., Blake books, 483
Bodleian newspapers, p. 105
Haney, V, no. 24-26
NCBEL, II:1311
Stewart, P. Brit. newspapers, 164
Ward, W. S. Index of serials, p. 106
contents note
On a late connubial rupture / S.T. Coleridge, volume 2, page 647, Sept. 1796 -- Reflections on entering into active life / S.T. Coleridge, volume 2, page 732, Oct. 1796 -- To the poet Cowper, on his recovery from an indisposition / C. Lamb, volume 2, page 889, Dec. 1796 -- Hannah, a plaintive tale / by Robert Southey, volume 4, page 287, Oct. 1797 -- To a friend ; Sonnet to a friend / Charles Lamb, volume 4, page 288, Oct. 1797 -- Sonnets attempted in the manner of contemporary writers / Nehemiah Higginbottom [that is, S.T. Coleridge], volume 4, page 374, Nov. 1797 -- Sonnet / Charles Lamb, volume 4, pages 453-454, Dec. 1797 -- Letter to the editor / S.T. Coleridge, volume 5, page 8, Jan. 1797.
general note
Founded and published by Sir Richard Phillips; edited by John Aiken and others. Cf. Maxted; NCBEL.
Imprints include dates of publication.
Issues for 1796-1798 include an essay series: The Enquirer. The authorship of these essays has sometimes been attributed to Coleridge.
Monthly issues include surveys of new publications and new music, marriage and death notices for both London and the provinces, a summary of political events, economic news and prices.
Several of the plates are engraved by J. Walker and J. Barlow.
Volume IV (1797) includes a portrait of Joseph Wright engraved by William Blake to accompany an anonymous article entitled "Memoirs of the life and principal works of the late Joseph Wright, Esq. of Derby" (pages 289-294).
local note
Victoria University Library copy of volume IV (Blake no. 754) has William Blake engraving bound in between pages 164 and [165].
Victoria University Library copy of volume IV (Blake no. 754) has armorial bookplate of William Bateman.
catalogue key
5919568
indexes/finding aids
Each volume has general index and name index.
 
Cumulates, with added prefatory material and contents, the monthly issues of: The Monthly magazine, or British register (v. 1, no. 1-3), and The Monthly magazine (v. 1, no. 4-v. 6, no. 40).
Gift to Victoria University Library (volume IV). Bentley, G.E., Jr. 2005/10/01.
Gift to Victoria University Library. Jackson, J. R. de J. 2009/08/27.
Issues numbered continuously from volume to volume.
Volumes V and VI. also called: Part I and Part II for 1798.
Volumes have supplements numbered consecutively with the monthly issues.

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