A biographical dictionary of the living authors of Great Britain and Ireland;
comprising literary memoirs and anecdotes of their lives, and a chronological register of their publications, with the number of editions printed; including notices of some foreign writers whose works have been occasionally published in England.
Illustrated by a variety of communications from persons of the first eminence in the world of letters.
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London, Printed for H. Colburn, 1816.
"Mr. [Frederic] Shoberl proceeded to assure me, in the presence of his son, that the work was written by [John] Watkins as far as the letter F -- that some dispute with the publisers then arose -- that the materials were thereofore handed over to himself -- and that he completed the work as it now appears." -- Bolton Corney, in Notes & queries, 1st ser., v. 11 (1855) p. 34.
The work is sometimes attributed to William Upcott.
Physical description: viii, 449 p. 23 cm.
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