An annotated copy of Joseph Ritson, Bibliographia poetica (London, 1802)

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.

Administrative / Biographical History

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

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

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


Collection level description created by Emily Tarrant, Department of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts.

Other 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.