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ADDENDA AND CORRIGENDA TO

J. D. Fleeman's
A Bibliography of the Writings of Samuel Johnson, 1731-1984

BY JIM MCLAVERTY


INTRODUCTION

Welcome to this up-dating of the late David Fleeman's A Bibliography of the Writings of Samuel Johnson, published in two volumes by Oxford University Press on 2 March 2000. The Bibliography attempts to list all editions of Johnson's works from his first publication, 'Messia', in John Husbands's Miscellany in 1731, to the editions published in the year of the bicentenary of his death, 1984. That year David Fleeman hosted an international conference at Pembroke College, Oxford, Johnson's college and his own, and called a halt to the record of modern editions.

This site is devoted to additions and corrections to the Bibliography; its aim is not to continue the list beyond 1984. It is intended as a quarry for interested Johnsonians and takes a liberal view of what constitutes an addition or correction. Sifting will be the responsibility of some later reviser. Items are listed in Fleeman order, and the information has been given as briefly as possible. A provisional attempt has been made to allot new items to their place in the Fleeman sequence. NIF stands for 'Not in Fleeman'. I have followed David Fleeman in extending the English use of 'Esq.' to Americans, and apologize to those whose names I do not know.

I had intended to give the source of an item at the end of the entry, but some scholars have been so generous as to make that laborious. I am particularly grateful to Don Eddy, for allowing me to reproduce the information in his review of the bibliography (The Library, 7th ser., 2 (2001), 161-78), and to Jerry Goldberg for permission to use the listing of his Johnson library. I have retained many of the differences in styling of these lists, while adapting them to the Fleeman order. I am indebted to David Christie, Roger Lonsdale, Jim McCue, David Vander Meulen (review essay in The Age of Johnson, 13 (2002), 389-435), Shef Rogers, and Henry Woudhuysen for generously sharing information with me, to Robert J. Barry, most particularly, and Amelia Prostano, who helped Don Eddy and Jerry Goldberg, and to Stephen Owen who originally helped set up the web-page.

I do not wish to add further to the lists of copies, but John Bloomberg-Rissman of the ESTC invites reports of additional institutional copies to be sent directly to him, either by email (at johnbr@ucrac1.ucr.edu) or by post (CBSR 016, Olmsted Hall, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0154). I am happy to receive corrections and other additions.

Jim McLaverty
1 March 2003 (Updated: 15 June 2004, 18 October 2010, 24 May 2011, 18 February 2014)
School of English and Philosophy
Keele University
Staffs ST5 5BG
j.mclaverty@engl.keele.ac.uk


COMPLETE LISTING

31.10HM/1 [p. 2 ] John Husbands’s Miscellany (Messia). Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

33BS [p. 4] Brodhurst’s Sermons. Copies: [Liebert present location unknown].

35.2LV/1a [p. 6] Lobo’s Voyage to Abyssinia, first issue Type: Tailpieces signed 'F. H.' almost certainly Francis Hoffman rather than Francis Hayman [Dr. Shef Rogers]

35.2LV/1a [p.7] Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

35.2LV/lb Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

35.2LV/2 [p. 10] Paper: A copy at the University of Virginia has a fleur-de-lys watermark and a W countermark for every sheet.
Notes, lines 7-8: read N-2G (-2F) (17 sheets)
-, line 9: read 218 (N1v, the first of the second batch of sheets) through 380 (Z3v), A facsimile was published by AMS Press in 1978. [Professor David L. Vander Meulen]

35.LV/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

38.5L/la [p. 18] London. Copies: [Liebert = CtY]; add Univ. of Chicago (Borowitz copy); Univ. of Kansas, 2 cc. (1. Realey E4, no. 28 in vol. labelled ‘Miscellanies’ Splendid copy! 2. Brodie 52, item 4 in vol. all pages and text present, but closely and sloppily cropped); Univ. of North Carolina (H. Bradley Martin copy); Penn. State Univ. (Rabinowitz copy); Paul Ruxin (from Simon Finch, London dealer); William A. Strutz; Univ. of Toronto; Yale British Art Center (Paul Mellon copy); Richard Goodyear (Francis A. Martin copy).

38.5L/1a [p. 18] Copies, last line: delete 11630.h.30

38.5L/1b [p. 18]
Notes: add Introd. Note by J. D. Fleeman. Also reprints text from Dodsley's Collection (38.5L/8) and Vanity of Human Wishes in two versions (49.1VW/45) [Professor David L. Vander Meulen]

38.5L/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY; Liebert CtY dup. = NIC].

38.5L/3 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

38.5L/4 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

38.5L/5 Copies: [Liebert present location unknown].

38.5L/6 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

38.5L/7 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY; Liebert CtY dup. = NIC].

38.5L/8 [p. 24] Notes, line 8: read 38.5L/1b [Professor David L. Vander Meulen]

38.5L/8 Copies: add NIC.

38.5L/9a Two Satires. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. ( = 49.1VW/4)

38.5L/9b Copies: [Liebert present location unknown].

38.5L/11 Copies: add NIC.

38.5L/21 [p. 29] 'The University of Virginia Library has 1841 and 1844 printings of a New York edition (by Harper and Brothers) based on the London one edited by Charles Badham that Fleeman records for 1831, and the OCLC database lists additional Harper impressions in 1837 and 1867.' [Professor David L. Vander Meulen]

39.4MN/1 [p. 38] Marmor Norfolciense, first edition Initial note (c)-'above' not 'below' the second row of flowers. Todd reads 'above' as well.
Explicit 'FINIS' not 'FINIS'.
Copies, list A: add WTU REng JOH Marm 1739. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

39.4MN/1 [p.39] Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [B Liebert = CtY].

39.4MN/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert present location unknown].

39.4MN/3 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

39.5CV [p. 42] A Compleat Vindication
Statement of Contents: 'COMPLEAT' not 'COMPLEAT' in p. 5 dh
Catchwords: 7 [Poste-] rity has ! on p. 8 of WTU text.
Explicit: 'FINIS', not 'FINIS'
Copies: WTU REng JOH Comp 1739. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

39.10CP/1a Crousaz, Commentary on Pope, first edition, second issue.
[p. 44, lines 3 and 4] for ‘xxix’ read ‘xxxix’ [xs are small caps.; i lower case]
[p. 45] Copies: delete ‘E Libris Elizae Carter’ [Donald D. Eddy, Esq.].

39.10CP/1b Crousaz, Commentary on Pope, first edition, second issue 1742. Copies: delete ‘bound with E. Carter’s Examination, 1739’ [Donald D. Eddy, Esq.]; add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = North Carolina].

40.4GP [p. 50] Prologue to Garrick’s Lethe. Copies: add NIC.

40.7LB/1 [p. 52] Life of Blake. Copies: [Liebert = CtY; Liebert dup. = NIC].

40GM10 (p. 53) [line 8, read] ?January 5-15, December 585-92

40GM10 [p. 54] Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. X 1740.

September 464 Epitaph on Claudy Philips, Signed ‘G.’ Hackett’s Select and Remarkable Epitaphs. Copies: Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

40GM10/EE/2 [p. 56] Essay on Epitaphs, A Collection of Epitaphs 1806. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; NIC; [Liebert (2 cc.; c.2 LP) = CtY].

41GM11 (p. 58) [after entry for Preface add] Jan., July - Dec. + Supp. Debates in the Senate of Lilliput. Jan. 3-13, July 339-58; Aug. 395-420; Sept. 451-73; Oct. 507-32; Nov. 561-86; Dec. 617-33; Supp. 671-88.

42GM12 (p. 81)
[line 4, read] Jan. 3-15
[line 6, read] Oct. 507-25
[line 7, reqd] Dec. 611-32

42.2JMD [p. 66] James’s Medicinal Dictionary 1743. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert (a) = CtY].

42.11SW/1 [p.72] Life of Sydenham. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert 1a = CtY; 2b = NIC].

42.11SW/2 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

42.11SW/3 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

42.11SW/4a Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

42.11SW/4b Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

42.12MC [p. 79] Miscellaneous Correspondence
Contents list: 'v Advertisement', but p. 80 notes refers to 'Avertisement'. One must be a typo. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

43.1CBH [p. 84] Harleian Catalogue
Add to Vol. IV: 'MDCCXLIV'
Vol. I Contents: 'vi' for 'iv'
Vol. I Catchwords: add 328 '6327 Chro- (6327 Liber Chronicorum)'
Vol. II Format statement: '($2 (-C2) signed)' and volume number on signatures, though I did not check whether it is correct or present on all signatures
Vol. II Contents: 'Lectoris' for 'To the Reader' on iv; 'BIBLIOTHECÆ HARLEIANÆ' in italics in index dh.
Copies: ZDU Shoults 1743 O. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

43GM13 (p. 93)
[line 6, read] Jan. 3-22 . . . Apr. 171-81

44GM14 (p. 123)
[line 4, read] Mar. 119-25
[Dr Paul Tankard, Otago University; JMcL]

43.1CBH [p.89]Copies: add NIC (5 vols.); Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. (4 vols.); [Liebert = 7G, to Rippey, to Vassar].

43.12HMP [p. 92] Proposals for the Harleian Miscellany
Notes: (a) III. read 'their Names, and Places' in col. 1 and 'on Ludgate-hill' in col 2. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

44.2LS/1 [p.95] Life of Savage, first edition. Copies (a) First state: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert (a) 1 and (b) 1 = CtY].

44.2LS/2a Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = NIC].

44.2LS/3a Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

44.2LS/3b Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert c.1 = CtY; present location of c.2 unknown].

44.2LS/4 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

44.2LS/5 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

44.2LS/6 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

44.2LS/7 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

44.2LS/11a Copies: add NIC.

44.2LS/11b/Add1 NIF [p. 107] Life of Savage, Poetical Works of Savage. New York: Printed by W. A. Davis, 1805. 96, 175 pp. Life of Savage, pp. 3-96. Copy: NIC.

44.2LS/16 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

44.2LS/TF/1 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

44.4HM/1 [p. 116] Harleian Miscellany, first edition
Vol. VIII Contents: 'Additional Subscribers', 'the Publication' [Dr. Shef Rogers]

44.4HM/1 [p.120 ] Copies: NIC; [Liebert = CtY].

44.4LBa [p.111] Life of Barretier, separate issue. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = Illinois].

45.4MM [p. 125] Miscellaneous Observations on Macbeth. Copies: [Liebert (a) = CtY].

45.4SP [p. 126] Proposals for a New Edition of Shakespeare. Copies: add NIC; [Liebert (b)= CtY].

45.5HAS/la [p. 127] Henry Hervey Aston, Sermon 1745. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

45.10MBM/lb [p. 130] Samuel Madden, Boulter’s Monument. Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

45.10MBM/2 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

45.11P [p.132] The Publisher. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

46.3DM/U/1 [p. 138] Dodsley’s Museum, The Union. Copies: add NIC.

46.3DM/U/2 Copies: add NIC.

46.3DM/U/3 Copies: add NIC.

46.3DM/U/4 Copies: add NIC.

47.8PD/1a [p. 141] Plan of the Dictionary
Contents: 'One of His MAJESTY's Principal . . .'
Notes on states: WTU copy has no number on title; 'E2742' on verso of title, in pencil.
Copies: WTU Reng JOH Plan 1747. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

47.8PD/1a [p. 143] Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

47.8PD/lb Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert c.1 = MSU; c.2 present location unknown].

47.8PD/2 Plan of a Dictionary, second edition
Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert c.1 = CtY; c.2 = NIC].

7.8PD/2 (p. 144)
Copies: Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. (press-fig. 8 on p. 4) [Richard Aaron, Am Here Books]

48.4DP/1 [p.152] The Preceptor, first edition. Copies: [Liebert (2 cc.) = CtY].

48.4DP/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

48.4DP/VT/6 Copies: [Liebert present location unknown].

49.1VW/1 [p. 171] Vanity of Human Wishes, first edition 1749. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

49.1VW/2 Copies: add NIC.

49.1VW/4 Two Satires. Copies: Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. ( = 38.5L/9a).

49.1VW/45 [p. 175] Vanity of Human Wishes
Add: Reprints first editions and text from Dodsley's Collection (38.5L/8) [Professor David L. Vander Meulen]

49.2I/1a [p.177] Irene, first edition. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. 2 cc. (one is variant issue); [Liebert (3 c.) = CtY].

49.2I/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

49.2I/4 [p. 179]
Format: WTU copy has E for E2
Explicit: 'FINIS. | [Tailp.]' as per 49.2I/2
Copies: WTU Reng JOH Irene 1754. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

49.2I/4 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

49.2I/5 Copies: add NIC.

49.12LEM/la [p.185] Lauder’s Essay on Milton, first edition, first issue 1750. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

49.12LEM/lb Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; NIC (ab); [Liebert(ab) = CtY].

50.1St/1a [p. 189] The Student 1750-51.
line 6 'Griffith' not 'Griffiths' [Dr. Shef Rogers]

50.1St/la [p. 190] Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; NIC   [B+I.3]; [Liebert = McMaster not CtY].

50.3R/la [p. 198] The Rambler. Copies: [Liebert [a] = CtY].

50.3R/lb Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

50.3R/2 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/3 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/4a Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

50.3R/4b Copies: [Liebert = Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. & N. Texas U.].

50.3R/5 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/6b Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/7 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/8 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/9 Copies: [Liebert (2 cc.) = CtY].

50.3R/10 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/13 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/16 Copies: [Liebert c.1 = CtY; c.2 present location unknown],]

50.3R/17 Copies: [Liebert (vv. 2-4) = CtY].

50.3R/18 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/19 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/20 Copies: add NIC; [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/21 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/22/Add1 Copies: add NIC.

50.3R/23 Copies: [Liebert c.2 = CtY]; NIC [p. 244, line 15] read ‘Andrew Dickson White’ [Donald D. Eddy, Esq.]

50.3R/24 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/26 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/27 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/28 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/29 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/32 [p. 259]
Explicit: replace final comma with full stop. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

50.3R/39 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/41 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/49 Copies: [Liebert 2 c. var. = CtY].

50.3R/56 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/63 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/68 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/70a Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/70b Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/71 Copies: add NIC; [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/72 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/76a Copies: add NIC; [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/S/2 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/S/2 Copies: add NIC.

50.3R/S/3a Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

50.3R/S/3/Add1 [p. 301] Rambler Selection
ESTC lists numerous editions, with copy of 1758 at O. Essentially 1st ed 1758, Leipzig 1764, 2nd ed. 1765, 3rd ed. 1768, 4th ed. London 1773, Dublin 1774, Leipzig 1775 (2 states), 5th ed. London 1778, 6th ed. 1787. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

50.3R/S/3/Add1 [p. 301] The Moral Miscellany. London, 1758. ‘Copies are hard to find and I have not examined any.’ Copy: NIC.

50.3R/S/4 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/S/7 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

50.3R/S/10a (p. 303) Rambler Selections, Beauties 1786
Fleeman locates a copy of the 1786 issue at the Bodleian (Vet. A5f.2932-3), but COPAC lists only the 1787 issue. OLIS, the Bodleian ' s on-line catalogue, gives that shelfmark and the date as 1787. I could not trace a copy of the 1786 issue in ESTC, nor in several major research libraries (BL, MELVYL, Yale (1787 and 1796 New Edition), Harvard, etc. Does it exist? [John Valdimir Price, John Price Antiquarian Books]
I confirm that Bodleian Vet. A5 f.2932-3 is 50.3R/S/10b, and Harvard confirm that the Hyde copy is 50.3R/S/10b. The 1786 copy with misnumbering is now unidentified. [JMcL]

50.3R/S/10b (p. 304) Rambler Selections, Beauties 1787
Copies: add John Price Antiquarian Books (at the end of Rambler 44, on p. 110 in volume 1 is an inscription in a contemporary hand ‘E: Carter./ No 100 By the same'; Rambler 100 is not in this selection, but both 44 and 100 were by Mrs. Carter. The inscription is not in Mrs. Carter ' s holograph.) [John Valdimir Price, John Price Antiquarian Books]

50.3R/S/l0b Copies: add NIC; [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/S/21 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/S/23 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

50.3R/S/25 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/S/27a Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/TF/1 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/TF/S/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

50.3R/TG/1 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

50.4PC/1b [p. 317] New Prologue to Comus
'the Clarendon' [Dr. Shef Rogers]

50GM20 [p.319] EVENING A Favorite Ballad By Haydn, The Words By Dr. Johnson. Dublin: [c.1790]. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

51.1LLD [p.321] Lauder’s Letter to Douglas 1751.Copies: [Liebert c.1 = Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; c.2 = CtY].

52.3LFQ/1 [p.325] Lennox’s The Female Quixote, first edition. Copies: add NIC; [Liebert = CtY].

52.3LFQ/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; NIC.

52.3LFQ/7 Copies: add NIC.

52.11Ad/1 [p.338] The Adventurer, first folio edition 1752-5. Copies: [Liebert = Ms Paula Peyraud not CtY].

52.11Ad/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = Paul Ruxin Esq. not CtY].

52.11Ad/7 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

52.11Ad/8 Copies: add NIC.

52.11Ad/9 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

52.11Ad/14 Copies: [Liebert present location unknown].

52.11Ad/21 [p. 373] Title: insert [BL] after '[Vignette] |'. [Dr. Shef Rogers]

52.11Ad/26 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

52.11Ad/33 Copies: add NIC.

53.2GMI/1 [p.399] General Index to Gentleman’s Magazine. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

53.5LSI/1 [p.402] Lennox’s Shakespear Illustrated. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; NIC; [Liebert c.1 = Larry Blackmon, Esq.; c.2 = CtY].

54GM24 (p. 405) Gentleman's Magazine, Vol. XXIV
February 55-8 An Account of the Life of the late Mr EDWARD CAVE
Biographia Britannica, 2nd edn, ed. Andrew Kippas (1778-93), III. 313-15, includes SJ's Life as its entry on Edward Cave. Kippas acknowledges Johnson and says that the life ‘is here inserted by his permission'. [Dr Paul Tankard, Otago University]

55.1 WL [p.408] Zachariah Williams on the Longitude. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

55.4MM/1 [p.410] Mary Masters’s Poems. Copies: [Liebert present location unknown]

55.4MM/S/l Copies: add NIC.

55.4MM/S/2 [p. 410] The Beauties of Poetry display'd. . . London,1757. ‘Not seen.’ Copies: CtY, NIC.

55.4MM/S/3 NIF [p. 410] The Beauties of Poetry display'd. Add [another edition] : Dublin: J. and J. Hoey, 1757. Copy: NIC.

55.4D/1a Dictionary, first edition.
John Warnock's copy, which is being digitized for publication in CD-ROM format by Octavo, is bound in three volumes (379, 429 and 352 leaves). Vol. I ends with 8Q2 and Vol. II with 20X2

Press figures - variant figures:
Vol. I: figured: 2D2a-3, 2Y2a-3, 5H1b-3, 7Q1b-2, 8I2a-4; unfigured: 2D2b; 3I2a-3 not inverted
Vol. II: figured: 8U1b-1, 10I2b-3, 10X2b-2, 12O2a-2, 19D1a-5, 19Z2b-5; unfigured: 9X2a, 19D1b, 19D2b
Vol. III: figured: 23N1b-3, 23N2b-1, 24A2a-1, 24O1b-2; unfigured: 25P2a

Press figures not as in Fleeman:
Vol. I: G2b-1, I1a-3, Z1b-2, 2A1b-2, 3K2a-5, 4O2b-2, 5D2b-1, 6N1b-4; 4E2b press figure imperfectly struck and illegible
Vol. II: 9K2b-2, 902b-4, 10S2a-2, 10S2b-4, 11T2b-4, 11Z1b-4, 16Q2a-1, 16Q2b-4, 18O2b-1, 18Z2b-4; unfigured: 10S1a, 10S1b, 15B2a
Vol. III: 21K2b-1, 23B2a-3, 24H1b-2, 26G2b-5

Catchwords: variant catchwords or (in parentheses) first word at top of page:
Vol. I: 4Q1b (2. Opposition); 6A2a 3. Reward
Vol. II: 12F1a Know; 12N1b [correct text]; 12N2a [correct text]; 22D1a 3. Harƒh
Vol. III: 29D1a 4. Ver- ; 30L1a 4. Weary

Not as in Fleeman:
Vol. I: S2b Ambiguities [Fleeman: period after Ambiguities]; 7B1a You (Leƒs) [Fleeman: Less]
Vol. II: 11Y2a IMPE´RSONABLE. (IMPE´RFORABLE.) [Fleeman: IMPERFORMABLE]; 20C1b 2. To place ; [Fleeman: no semi-colon after place]
Vol. III: 29A2b Can (7. Petty pride ;) [Fleeman: no semi-colon after pride]; 30C2a UPCA'ST. (Old Saturn,) [Fleeman: no comma after Saturn]  [Karma Pippin]

55.4D/la [p.415] Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = Larry Blackmon, Esq.]

55.4D/2 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/3 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/4a Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.

55.4D/5a Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/6 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/8 [p. 438] Vol. I. Format: [2g-h] [Dr. Shef Rogers]

55.4D/7 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/8 Copies: [Liebert c.1 = CtY].

55.4D/9 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/9 (p. 443) ‘seventh' edition, folio 1785
Blue wrappers for the weekly numbers found lining the boards of a copy of John Harris's Lexicon Technicum , 5th edn (1736). [George H. Goebbel, Dictionary of American Regional English, University of Wisconsin-Madison]

Two blue wrappers bearing a prospectus for the ‘Genuine' edition of the Dictionary, probably wrappers for numbers of this folio edition, line the boards of the first volume of the copy in Dunedin Public Library. The second volume has blue wrappers bearing a prospectus for an edition of Ephraim Chambers's Cyclopaedia, with a supplement by Abraham Reese. [Anthony Tedeschi, Dunedin Public Library; note to appear in JNL ]

55.4D/10 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/1la Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/12 Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. (+ Mason’s Supplement); [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/13 Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

55.4D/14/Add 1 (p. 456) Dictionary, Scholey's edition, 1808
A Dictionary of the English Language. In which The Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are prefixed, A History of the Language, and An English Grammar. The Tenth Edition; Corrected and Revised. London : Printed for R. Scholey...; and the Rest of the Proprietors, 1808.
2 vols., 4° .
Vol. I. a2 [title-page] b-g2 h1, 2b4 c-i2 k1, B-6P4 (-6P4);
Vol. II. A1 [title-page], B-6X4, 6Y2.
Portrait of Johnson 'Engraved for Marchbank's New Edition of Dr. Johnson English Dictionary', ” as frontispiece.

The only edition of Johnson's Dictionary published in 1808 that I have been able to trace is Johnson's Dictionary of the English Language in Miniature, published in Edinburgh . Scholey was concerned in editions published in 1807, 1814, 1818, and 1827, and Fleeman locates him in some other imprints for Johnson's works. Marchbank's Dublin edition of the Dictionary , with a portrait of Johnson, was published in 1798-97 (55.4D/11a). The only tenth edition that Fleeman lists was published in 1810 (55.4D/15) with over 20 publishers, including R. Scholey, listed on the title-page. There were "ninth" editions in 1805 and 1806 (55.4D/13, 55.4D/14). However, I have not been able to find an edition with this imprint in COPAC, the BL catalogue, nor the RLG Union Catalogue. However, this is almost certainly a re-issue of Marchbank's edition, as the collation is the same as that for his eighth ” edition of 1798/97, with press figures in volume 1, and with the recto of the first leaf of each gathering signed in the lower left-hand margin “ Vol. I. No. I. ” etc., recording the publication of the work in weekly numbers (Fleeman, p. 447). Fleeman records two reissues of this printing: “ The Eighth Edition. London : Printed for T. Fisher, J. Carlisle, J. Cranwell and J. Bumpus; also J. Cumming, Dublin ; J. Sawyer, Edinburgh, 1814 ” (55.4D/11b); and, “ The Eighth Edition. London : Published by F. C. and J. Rivington...[et al], 1815 ” (55.4D/11c). Fleeman notes that the presence of genuine London names in the imprint suggests a proper legal arrangement for the disposal of Marchbanks's unsold stock (449 - 450). This imprint could suggest that Scholey bought the unsold stock, published it for himself and “ and the Rest of the Proprietors, and then perhaps sold on what he hadn't used in later years. [John Valdimir Price, John Price Antiquarian Books: information and persuasive analysis both his.]

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[Fraktur] Der ¦ Müƒƒiggänger, ¦ eine Sittenƒchrift, ¦ der ¦ Vernunft und Tugend ¦ gewiedmet. ¦ In zween Theilen. ¦ Aus dem Englischen überƒetzt. ¦ [rule] ¦ Duplex libelli dos est quod riƒum movet ¦ Et quod prudenti vitam conƒilio monet. ¦ PHAEDRVS. ¦ Χαρις μικροισι. ¦ [vignette] ¦ [Fraktur] Erƒter [Zweyter] Theil. ¦ [rule] ¦ [Fraktur] Zittau und Leipzig, ¦ bey Johann David Schöpƒens Wittwe, ¦ 1764.

2 vols., 8°
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References: Holzmann & Bohatta, Deutsches Anonymen-Lexicon (1902-1928), ii. 5492.
Notes: The translator was Christian August Herzog. The complete series of 103 essays is included.
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59.4R/1 [p. 785] Rasselas
Vols. I and II, Collational formula: only A2 is signed in first gathering
Vols. I and II, Contents: dh: 'HISTORY | OF |RASSELAS,|' Is it justifiable to reduce size of font when not in a line with other text? Rt: 'THE PRINCE OF' should have small caps for first and last word, e.g. 'THE PRINCE OF'
Press-figures: D8(47)-3 not visible in GEU copy
Catchwords: Vol I, 139 does have turned letter n for u, but top of 140 reads 'counsel' not 'council'; Vol II 85 should read '84'
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59.4R/1 (p. 786) Rasselas, first edition, 1759
Composition, line 5, for ‘on Fri. 19th he delivered the copy' read ‘on Sat. 20th he told Strahan that he would deliver the copy the following Monday'. [Professor Tom Keymer, University of Toronto ]
Johnson was paid £75 for the first edition. The assignment is quoted in the complaint of James and Robert Dodsley, Willliam Strahan, and William Johnston against Thomas Kinnersley, 21 May 1759 , National Archives C12/496/2 (Nancy A. Mace, ‘What Was Johnson Paid for Rasselas?', MP , xli (1994), 455-8). There was an additional payment of £25 for the second edition (59.4R/3, n. 1). [JMcL]

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Dating should take account of title page (1 November 1800) and Plate 1 (16 February 1799).
Engraved title page: read or Novelists Entertaining Library . . . Superbly Embellished . . . Princeƒs
The title pages of the second and third editions (59.4R/33) differ only in their imprint.
The Bodleian copy cited (Vet. A5 f.2818(1)) supports the following account: 18o, A-M6, ($3 (-A1, A2,A3 as A,Az, C2,3 as C3,2) signed), 72 leaves.
Pp. Engr. t., engr. port. front, A1r 1 t., A1v blk., on A2r 3 4-36 . . .
Vol. 2 begins on H2v and the dh is as Vol. 1.
Copy ends on p. 142; no blanks and no adverts.
Plate 1 read Granger, . . . Feby.
Plate 4 read pinxit . . . Chap. 14.page 68 . . . surprize.
In a copy belonging to Catherine Rodriguez:
Plate 3 faces p. 41
Plate 4 differs:
Design'd by T. Kirk. Engrav'd by C. Warren.
RASSELAS.
The ƒurprise of Raƒselas at diƒcovering
his Siƒter at the cavern when attempting
to eƒcape from the happy valley.
Vide Chapter 20. Page 68. [The facing page (68) actually has the start of Chap. 14]
Printed for C. Cooke,
Jany. 14 1804
[Professor David L. Vander Meulen, Catherine Rodriguez, & JMcL]

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List of Copies: 'Interest in Rasselas during the American Civil War is similarly attested by a copy Fleeman does not cite of an 1850 illustrated edition (59.4R/207) in the University of Virginia Library. It is inscribed "To our dear little boy, Paul Brandon Barringer on his eighth birthday, from his uncle & aunt, Victor & Barringer. Concord [North Carolina] Feb 13th 1865." More interesting, however, is that it is signed for the young Maria Barringer by leaders of the Confederacy, ten days after Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. The cataloguing record of the book records those signatures as follows: "Jefferson Davis, 19th April 65, F. R. Lubbock Ex Gov. of Texas, Col. & A.D.C. to the President 19th April 1865, Wm. Preston Johnston, Col. A.D.C. to the President son of Genl. A. S. Johnston-19 April 1865, J. Taylor Wood Apr 19/65 [A.D.C.], Burton N. Harrison [Private Secretary to the President], C. E. Thorburn 19th April 1865 Guest of the Presidnt. formerly of the Navy [Purchasing Agent] S. R. Mallory Sec. Navy.' [Professor David L. Vander Meulen]

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60.2LB [p.1007] Brumoy’s Greek Theatre. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; NIC; [Liebert = Paul Ruxin Esq. not CtY].

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62.3KC [p.1034] Kennedy’s Chronology 1762. Copies: [Liebert (a) = Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. not CtY; (b) = CtY].

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[65.10SP/TG/2 Preface to Shakespeare, German translation 1987
Vorwort zum werk Shakespeares. Trans. Irmgard Mainsusch. Stuttgart: Reclam, 1987. 102 pp. [Professor John Stone]]

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[65.10SP/TS/1 Preface to Shakespeare, Partial Spanish Translation ?2002
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66.6FS [p.1154] Fordyce’s Sermons. Copies: add Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; delete NIC; [Liebert (+ 3d ed. 1766) = CtY].

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72.2PT [p. 1185] Payne’s Trigonometry. Copies: [Liebert = CtY].

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'Though he [Fleeman] does not call attention to the fact, the information he provides indicates that the figures for the first and fourth "editions" or printings are the same and thereby suggests a hitherto unrecognized link. In a note about one copy of the third printing, he points out still another complication: "The press figures in this copy are eccentric, showing it to be made up of sheets from the different impressions (p. 1243). The account of the fourth edition seems mistaken, however, for at least some copies of the fourth edition, including those reported in an article by William Todd to which Fleeman refers, have a completely different set of figures. These, moreover, match exactly those in the eccentric copy [of the third edition] (except that Fleeman does not report one for page 84). It appears that this copy does indeed comprise sheets from different impressions, but that it may consist simply of the title-page gathering of a third printing coupled with the body of a fourth.' [Professor David L. Vander Meulen]

75.3TT/1 [p. 1241]
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Contents: Patriot ht: 'They bawl' should have small caps for first word, 'THEY bawl', 3 st-ligatures in 'still revolt' and 'must first be wise and good'
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78ME/1 [p.1348] More’s Sir Eldred, second edition. Copies: add [Liebert = Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; lst edn. NIC. Notes: Dublin reprint [Liebert = Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq. not CtY].

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79.4LP/60 (pp. 1435-6) Lives of the Poets, ed. Hazlitt 1854
Patrick Warner, Special Collections Librarian, Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St John's, Newfoundland, has identified a gift to the Library as a copy of volume III with the title ‘Lives of the British Poets of the Eighteenth Century' and the imprint ‘Edinburgh: Seton and Mackenzie'; there is no date. The title page is illustrated as an accompaniment to his notice at https://lib-ldap.library.mun.ca/groups/thedogstooth/

The inside cover bears a book plate: ‘Edinburgh Institution | 23, Charlotte Square' and signed by J. Thorne Harris, Master 1862. A copy of the same edition but volume II, ‘Lives of the British Poets of the Seventeenth Century', with the Seton and Mackenzie imprint, is offered by San Marco Bookstore, Jacksonville, Florida, with gilded edges and ‘McOliphant's School 33 Charlotte Square Edinburgh' on the front cover. Seton and Mackenzie were at 80 George Street, which runs into Charlotte Square. The variant title pages would facilitate the sale of individual volumes, reissued with or without an arrangement with Nathaniel Cooke, but, as only these two copies have been reported, it may be that they were prepared specially for nearby schools as prizes.

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For ‘No fuller notice has been traced.' read ‘For a fuller notice, see 82GM52.'

82GM52 Gentleman's Magazine 1782 (insert on p. 1560)
January 47 Notice of the death of Robert Levet (under 17 January).
[Arthur Freeman, ‘Affection's Eye', TLS , 25 May 2007, 13.]

83GM53 Gentleman's Magazine 1783 (insert on p. 1563)
August 695-6 On the Death of Dr. Robert Levet (with a cross-reference to the notice of death, 82GM52).
[Arthur Freeman, ‘Affection's Eye', TLS , 25 May 2007, 13.]
For other printings, see ‘List of Publications of Johnson's Poems to 1850' or Poems 2 232-3.

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88GM58 NIF [p. 1749] Hawkins’s Plan of an Edition of Ruggle’s Ignoramus
January 49-51 John Nichols’s letter, containing Hawkins’s Plan, corrected by Johnson.

1787. (ESTC ID: T154171). IGNORAMUS, / COMOEDIA; / SCRIPTORE / GEORGIO RUGGLE, A.M. / AULE CLARENSIS, APUD CANTABRIGIENSES, / OLIM SOCIO; / NUNC DENUO / IN LUCEM EDITA / CUM / NOTIS HISTORICIS ET CRTI7CIS: / QUIBUS INSUPER / PRE PONITUR VITA AUCTORIS, / ET / SUBJICITUR GLOSSARIUM / VOCABULA FORENSIA / DILUCIDE EXPONENS: / ACCURANTE / JOHANNE SIDNEIO HAWKINS, arm. / [rule] / LONDINI: / PROSTAT VENALIS APUD T. PAYNE / ET FILIUM, BIBLIOPOLAS: / NECNON GUL. GINGER JUXTA SCHOLAM / REGIAM WESTMONASTERIENSEM. l M.DCC.LXXXVII.

Collation: 8º in 4s : [A]4 b-q4 r2 s[?]1 B-G4 H1-3 I-2S4 2T2 = 228 leaves = 456 pages.

Contents: Page [i] title, [ii] blank, [iii] Dedication to Samuel Birdmore, [iv] blank, v-viii
Advertisement, dated ‘24th March, 1787,’ 2[i] ii-lxxvi, [2], lxxvii-civ The Life of the Author, cv-cxxii Appendix, [cxxiii] half-title, [cxxiv] blank, 1-35, [36], 37-80, [2], 81-84, 87-94, 93-259 text of play, [260] blank, 261-319 Glossary, [320] corrigenda, with misnumbering as above; cvi misnumbered vi.

Press figures: v-10, 2iv-5, xvi-8, xxiv-3, xxxii-2, xxxiv-12, xliii-2,1-2, lxiv-2, lxxi-11, lxxvii-3, lxxxv-5, lxxxviii-8, ci-9, cviii-3, cxvii-*, 7-1, 15-6, 23-2, 32-4, 39-4, 47-2, 52-4, 62-.2, 64-3, 74-3, 81-3, 92-7, 294-3, 108-6, 110-2, 158-1, 169-12, 180-8, 184-3, 196-3, 203-7, 206-1, 214-2, 222-10, 230-5, 232-6, 238-11, 248-4, 257-9, 266-4, 275-1, 283-12-, 292-5, 298-3, 307-11, 312-12, 318-2.

Illustrations: Frontispiece: Scene from Act V, scene 6. engraving, ‘Stothard del. Grignion sculp.’; Woodcut, facing p. lxxvii (printed as 13, but not numbered); Woodcut on p. 10; Woodcut on p. 57; Woodcut facing p. 80 (printed as M2, but not numbered); Musical notes, p. 148.

Date of publication: No specific advertisement found in the newspapers, but sometime between April 17, 1787 and November, 1787. The General Evening Post of April 10-12 (and April 14-17), 1787 advertised, ‘In the Press, and speedily will be published, In One Volume, Octavo, A NEW EDITION of THE LATIN COMEDY OF IGNORAMUS.,’ but I located no further advertisements in any newspaper. It was reviewed in the Critical Review 64 (November, 1787) 33336, published early in December. The review noted that the price was ‘6 s. in Boards.’

Copies: Bodleian Library Douce 8512; Cambridge University Library 2 copies: Cam.c.787.1 and Nn.26.30; *Cornell Rare PA 8570 R9 A3 1787; Harvard MLr 592.38; McMaster C1963; St. John's College, Cambridge 2 copies: P4.9.100 and Dd.5.46; Trinity College, Cambridge 111.4.61; *Yale (Beinecke) 1986.38; the Hyde Collection; Gerald M. Goldberg, Esq.; William Zachs, Esq.

Notes: Ruggle, George, 1575-1622. Edited by John Sidney Hawkins, 1757-1842. Although the Critical Review devoted almost four pages to the play, the net effect was scarcely one to make any potential reader rush out to buy a copy. The review ends, ‘We receive it with thankfulness; but we must own our ingratitude: we have more than once dropt asleep over pages; which have been compiled and written with no little toil. The rust of antiquity is a never failing opiate’ (p. 336).

Since John Nichols had printed 500 copies of the-play at his own expense, he could not have been happy with such a review. In an effort to promote sales of the play, and to be fair to John Sidney Hawkins, Nichols wrote a detailed letter to the Gentleman's Magazine, which published it as the main part of its review; see the Gentleman's Magazine 58 (January, 1788) 49-51. It prints Samuel Johnson's letter to Nichols of April 12, 1784--see the Letters of Samuel Johnson, ed. Bruce Redford. 5 vols. (Princeton: Princeton U. Press, 1992-94) 4: 310-11--plus all of Hawkins' ‘Plan of a new Edition of the Latin Comedy of Ignoramus,’ which had been corrected by Samuel Johnson. Nichols tells us that ‘The following is the Proposal which was inclosed in the Doctor's letter; and it is but justice to declare that every part of the engagement has been punctually fulfilled’ (p. 49). [The original manuscripts of both Johnson's letter and the Plan are in the Hyde Collection.] The review continues, ‘All this, and even more than this, we will venture to say, has been done by Mr. Hawkins, who has shewn much judgement and uncommon assiduity, both in the comment and the glossary; and, in the memoirs of his author, has brought forward many new and entertaining particulars’ (p. 49). Most of the rest of the review consists of extracts. [Please note that Nichols reprinted all the review from the magazine (omitting some extracts) in his Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century, 9 vols. (London: Printed for the Author, 1812-15) 9:35-37.]

Alas, the play was also reviewed by Richard Porson (1759-1808) in the Monthly Review 78 (March, 1788) 197-201. In his opening paragraph Porson notes that ‘the comedy of Ignoramus is sunk and overwhelmed in a prodigious mass of notes and illustration’ (p. 197). Porson admits, almost grudgingly, that the collation of ‘all the old copies, printed and manuscript. he seems to have performed with sufficient industry and accuracy, and without ostentation’; but the reviewer then continues, ‘We mean not to deny merit to many of the annotations on Ignoramus, yet we are forced to confess, that the greater part can neither convey instruction nor amusement’ (p. 199). The review ends with a paragraph of such outrageous condescension that it is painful to read.

Although Nichols refers to the Plan as a Proposal, it was merely Johnson's personal proposal to Nichols and was never meant--as the letter makes clear--to be printed and published as an appeal for subscriptions. It does seem evident, however, that the Plan should be admitted to the Johnson bibliography. With Ignoramus we have not only Johnson's corrected Plan but his letter to Nichols setting forth the terms for printing and publication.

Did Johnson assist Hawkins in any way with the actual editing or annotation of the text of the play? Probably at least six of the copies listed above--Yale, Cornell, McMaster, Hyde Collection, Goldberg and Zachs--were purchased in the hope that some Johnsonian connection beyond the Plan might be established. At this time, in Fleeman's words, such thoughts must ‘remain conjectural.’ [Donald D. Eddy, Esq.]

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