The Harleian Miscellany; or, a Collection of Scare, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as well in Manuscript as in Print, found in the late Earl of Oxford's Library, Interspersed with historical, Political, and Critical Notes. Vol. VIII.


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Original miscellany collated and edited by Samuel Johnson and William Oldys and published between 1744 and 1753, This volume is part of the 1808-11 edition which rearranged the material into chronological order for the first time. The collection is really an assembly of miscellaneous literary works from poetry, history, and oratory that were part of the Earl of Oxford's library before his death. Which Earl of Oxford remains unverified.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Robert Dutton
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1810
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Vol. 8 only. xii, 574p. 22 cm half leather binding with marbled boards. Bookplate for Alexander McGrigor of Kerneck on front pastedown endpaper. Leather severely deteriorated with cords exposed along front hinges. Scuffing and bumps along edges, corners and spine. One cord severed from bottom of front boards. Pages clean. Text unmarked.

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