The novelist's magazine.

London : Printed for Harrison and Co., No. 18 Paternoster Row, 1780-1788.
Novelist's magazine (London, England : 1780) ; 2-7, 9, 12-13, 17, 19-23
23 volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm (8vo)
English fiction -- 18th century.
English fiction.
Volume 1. Almoran and Hamet
Joseph Andrews
Volume 2. Solyman and Almena
The Vicar of Wakefield
Roderick Random
The devil upon two sticks
Volume 3. The tales of the Genii
Tom Jones
Volume 4. Gil Blas
Robinson Crusoe
Volume 5. Tristram Shandy
The Chinese tales
The sisters
Volume 6. Peregrine Pickle
Marmontel's tales
Volume 7. The fortunate country maid
Louisa Mildmay
Theodosius and Constantia
Count Fathom
Volume 8. Don Quixote
Volume 9. Sentimental journey
Gulliver's travels
David Simple
Sir Launcelot Greaves
The Peruvian princess
Jonathan Wild
Volume 10. The first, second, third, and fourth volumes of Sir Charles Grandison
Volume 11. The fifth, sixth, and seventh volumes of Sir Charles Grandison
Volume 12. The female Quixote
Journey from this world to the next
Joe Thompson
Peter Wilkins
Volume 13. Betsy Thoughtless
The Persian tales
Volume 14. The first, second, third, and fourth volumes of Clarissa
Volume 15. The fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth volumes of Clarissa
Volume 16. Avellaneda's Quixote
Virtuous orphan
Volume 17. Telemachus
Henrietta, Countess Osenvor
Jemmy and Jenny Jessamy
Volume 18. The Arabian nights entertainments
Volume 19. Humphrey Clinker
Pompey the little
Tartarian tales
Volume 20. Pamela
Volume 21. Peruvian tales
Gaudentio Di Lucca
Adventures of an atom
The sincere huron
The English hermit
Volume 22. Lydia
Sidney Bidulph
Volume 23. Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia
Felicia to Charlotte
The Creole
The invisible spy.
Collection of novels originally issued weekly 1780-1788 as: The Novelist's magazine; or, Gentleman and lady's entertaining miscellany.
Each volume has general title page for the volume, dated 1780-1788; each novel has special title page and separate pagination and register.
The novels, some translated into English, are by Cervantes, Daniel Defoe, Fénelon, Henry Fielding, Sarah Fielding, Goethe, Oliver Goldsmith, Mme. de Grafigny, T.-S. Gueullette, John Hawkesworth, Mrs. Haywood, Samuel Johnson, John Langhorne, Alain René Le Sage, J.-F. Marmontel, Samuel Richardson, Tobias Smollett, Laurence Sterne, Jonathan Swift, Voltaire and others.
The plates were chiefly designed by Thomas Stothard and chiefly engraved by James Heath; the following eight plates were engraved by William Blake: volume 8, containing Don Quixote: plate 9, facing page 256; plate 15, facing page 535; volume 9, containing 6 novels: plate 2 of A sentimental journey, facing page 52; plate 1 of David Simple, facing page 66; plate 3 of Sir Launcelot Greaves, facing page 45; volume 10, containing the first, second, third and fourth volumes of Sir Charles Grandison: plate 23, facing page 328; plate 6, facing page 351; plate 12, facing page 442.
Among other engravers are William Angus and William Walker.
Engraved title vignettes.
Local notes:
Singer-Mendenhall Collection copy is an incomplete set, with volumes 1, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16 and 18 wanting.
Singer-Mendenhall Collection copy imperfect: volume 4, first signature wanting, right board detached.
Singer-Mendenhall Collection copy volumes 2 and 3 have Webster bookplate on front pastedown.
Singer-Mendenhall Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2013 by Manuel Schonhorn.
Penn Provenance:
Schonhorn, Manuel (donor) (Singer-Mendenhall Collection copy)
Webster (bookplate) (Singer-Mendenhall Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1780-1788 (between)
Cited in:
English short title catalogue, T93372
Heath, James, 1757-1834, engraver.
Blake, William, 1757-1827, engraver.
Angus, W. (William), active 18th century-19th century, engraver.
Walker, William, 1729-1793, engraver.
Stothard, Thomas, 1755-1834, artist.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
Fénelon, François de Salignac de La Mothe-, 1651-1715.
Fielding, Henry, 1707-1754.
Fielding, Sarah, 1710-1768.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, 1749-1832.
Goldsmith, Oliver, 1730?-1774.
Grafigny, Mme de (Françoise d'Issembourg d'Happoncourt), 1695-1758.
Gueullette, Thomas-Simon, 1683-1766.
Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773.
Haywood, Eliza Fowler, 1693?-1756.
Johnson, Samuel, 1709-1784.
Langhorne, John, 1735-1779.
Le Sage, Alain René, 1668-1747.
Marmontel, Jean-François, 1723-1799.
Richardson, Samuel, 1689-1761.
Smollett, T. (Tobias), 1721-1771.
Sterne, Laurence, 1713-1768.
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745.
Voltaire, 1694-1778.
Harrison and Co., bookseller.
Collection of British and American Fiction, 1660-1830 (University of Pennsylvania)
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