The Harleian Miscellany; Or, A Collection of Scarce, 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, Volumen5

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William Oldys, John Malham
R. Dutton, 1810
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Chronologically arranged with the original Samuel Johnson introduction, this collection offers rare and entertaining tracts and pamphlets in manuscript and printed forms. Interspersed are historical, political and critical notes from the library of Edward Harley, second earl of Oxford. This collection was edited by Harley's secretary, William Oldys, and Samuel Johnson in the original edition, 1744-1746.

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