The Devil : containing a review and investigation of all public subjects whatever : calculated to furnish the world with every material intelligence and remark, relative to literature, arts, arms, commerce, men measures, the Court, the Cabinet, the Senate, the Bar, the pulpit, and the stage; which, together with all other of the various topics that excite universal curiosity, will be treated with no less firmness and freedom, than fairness and candour. The whole self-evidently intended as a disinterested and handsome tribute to the liberty of the English press / by a Society of literary gentlemen.

[London] : Printed by Denew & Grant, no. 91, Wardour-Street, and sold by W. S. Fores, no. 3, Piccadilly; C. Couch, stationer, Curzon-Street, May-Fair; and by all the booksellers in town and country, [1786-1787]
v. ; 22 cm.
[Vol. I], no. I. [(2 Oct. 1786)]-Vol. II, no. IX [(1787)].

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Standardized Title:
Devil (London, England : 1786)
Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- Periodicals -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century -- Periodicals.
Theater -- Great Britain -- Periodicals -- Early works to 1800.
Theater -- Reviews -- Periodicals -- Early works to 1800.
Actors -- Great Britain -- Periodicals -- Early works to 1800.
"By a society of literary gentlemen" appears on title page of each issue, however the editorship attributed to Charles Dibdin. (cf. DNB).
Title printed from block, white on black, for no. 1-13 issues; title page of vol. 2: no. 9 lacks the word "Devil" and substitutes a cut of the Devil blowing a horn.
Issue number at head of title in brackets; note below number reads: Price twopence halfpenny [Threepence in later issues]. To be continued weekly.
Imprints lack year of publication; dated from reference sources.
Imprints varies; from no. 10-12 imprint reads in part: printed by H. Reynell and sold by W.S. Fores; from no. 13- > : printed for, and sold by W.S. Fores, no. 3, Piccadilly; reads: Printed for the proprietors, by J. Stevenson, Martlet-court, Bow-Street, and sold at their office--the Pandemonium.
Signatures and pagination continuous within each volume.
Volume numbering begins with vol. II; vol. [I] includes the first 13 numbers.
Issue numbers commence again with No. I in v. II.
Issue lack chronological designation or date; dated from reference sources.
Local notes:
Milton Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries by Joseph A. Wittreich in honor of Stuart A. Curran.
Penn Provenance:
Bolton, J. (autograph)
Curran, Stuart A. (honoree)
Wittreich, Joseph Anthony (donor)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
ESTC (RLIN), P000201
NCBEL, II:1287
DNB (1909 ed.), XV:5
Crane & Kaye, 170
Times handlist, p. 46
Dibdin, Charles, 1745-1814.
Stuart Curran-Joseph Wittreich Milton Collection (University of Pennsylvania)