Miscellanea Nova; Containing Amidst a Variety of Other Matters Curious and Interesting, Remarks on Boswell's Johnson; With Considerable Additions, and Some New Anecdotes of that Extraordinary Character . . SAMUEL AND EDWARD ATHENRY WHYTE.

Miscellanea Nova; Containing Amidst a Variety of Other Matters Curious and Interesting, Remarks on Boswell's Johnson; With Considerable Additions, and Some New Anecdotes of that Extraordinary Character . . .

Publisher: Dublin: Printed by Robert Marchbank, for the Editor, Edward Athenry Whyte, 1801.
Edition: Probably the third edition, originally published as A Miscellany . . . in 1799, but the two authors constantly made changes to the text.
Bibliographical References: NCBEL II, 692.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 23248

Description

8vo, contemporary calf skillfully rebacked, black leather label, gilt rules and lettering.

Comments

¶ A somewhat eccentric collection of verse, criticism, sketches and letters, by the Irish educator, anthologist and poet, Samuel Whyte (1733-1811), compiled in conjunction with his son, Edward Athenry. In addition to the review of Boswell's Life of Johnson are "letters from various members of the Sheridan family together with Whyte's successful petition to the Irish parliament in the early 1760s to have Thomas Sheridan, then a bankrupt skulking in France, released from his debts" - DNB online.

Price: $400.00