Publisher: London: Printed and Published by J. Hunt; and Sold by J. Carpenter, 1811.
Edition: First edition, all published.
Bibliographical References: Brewer, My Leigh Hunt Library, pages 32-35; Roff, Bibliography of Charles Lamb, pages 215-217; NCBEL III, 1219.
Condition: Without the inserted table of contents leaf to part III; edges and spine rubbed; moderately foxed; a good, sound copy.
Book ID: 27779
Description4 parts in 2 vols, 8vo, early 19th century dark blue calf and marbled boards, gilt decorations and lettering.
CommentsThe second of several periodicals edited by Leigh Hunt and published by his brother John Hunt. Leigh Hunt was the primary contributor, but he was assisted by others, most notably by Charles Lamb, who wrote 14 essays and poems. Lamb's essays are considered to be important precursors to his Elia essays. The quarterly was not a financial success and ceased publication after these four issues. Complete sets and individual issues are rare in the trade. F. M. Bartlett Collection bookplate from the New England Historic Genealogical Society on the front paste-down, with their withdrawn stamp on the bookplate.