Item #23401 Olla podrida, a periodical paper, published at Oxford in the year 1787. Thomas Monro, ed.
Olla podrida, a periodical paper, published at Oxford in the year 1787

Olla podrida, a periodical paper, published at Oxford in the year 1787

Dublin: printed by P. Byrne, 1788. First Dublin edition, 12mo, pp. [2], 286; fine copy in contemporary full calf, red morocco label on spine, edges stained yellow. "Contains numbers 1-37 out of a series of 44; the remaining seven issues seemingly not printed despite 'End of first volume' on p. 286" (ESTC). Projected and edited by Thomas Monro, who contributed a number of articles, it includes bibliographical and biographical notes, including one by Bishop Horne, of Norwich (no. 13) on the life and character of Samuel Johnson. Horne was an acquaintance of Johnson "and a rival etymologist. In this essay he undertook to show that Johnson's biographers had not done the great man any disservice in plainly exposing his peculiarities" (Sullivan). Francis Grose, the antiquarian, contributed 20 numbers, and Monro himself also twenty. Graham, English Literary Periodicals, pp. 137-38; Sullivan, British Literary Magazines, p. 265. Item #23401

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