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. XII.


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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. The final volume in the 12-volume set includes "A General and Copius Index to the Twelve Volumes of the Harleian Miscellany."

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Robert Dutton
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1811
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Vol. 12 only. viii, 9-284, i-cxxxi p. 22 cm half leather binding with marbled boards. Bookplate for Alexander McGrigor of Kerneck on front pastedown endpaper. Leather severely deteriorated on board and completely removed from spine. Marbled boards scuffed. Scuffing and bumps along edges, corners and spine. Book intact with one cord servered (the fifth and final cord). Pages have some foxing. Text unmarked.

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