In Two large Volumes O&avo, Price 15s. in Boards,
- To The
From its Commencement, to the End of the Seventieth Volume.
By the Rev. S. AYSCOUGH,
COMPILER OF THE CATALOGUR OP UNDESCRIBED MANUSCRIPTS
IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM.
Containing a Catalogue of the Books and Pamphlets character-
ized, with the Size and Price of each Article, and References
to the Reviews wherein the Account of them, with the Book-
sellers' Names, are inserted. Also an Index to the principal
Extracts, Observations, and remarkable Passages.
.: Sold by T. Becket, Pall Mall.
• AT length this Compilement, so long and frequently called for
by our Readers, hath made its appearance; and we hope it will
answer the expectations of those who have been so desirous of such
a publication.–Of the manner in which the Work hath been executed,
some idea may be formed, by attending to the following extract from
the Compiler's Preface.
" The First Volume contains an Index to the Titles, AUTHORS'
Names, Sizes, and Prices of all the Books and Pamphlets (digested
under their respective classes) which are characterized in the Re.
views, from the beginning of the Work, in 1749, to the end of
the Seventieth Volume, which was finished in the year 1784.
" In respect to the Prices of Books and Pamphlets, they are given
as they stand in the Reviews; and it must be observed, that they
are sometimes the prices bound, or in boards, or fewed; which it
was not possible to distinguish, in every instance, with perfect accu-
racy. The names of the Booksellers and Publishers will be found in
the Reviews; to which the reader is constantly directed, by the
First Volume, or Catalogue part, as we may term it, of this work.
“ For the accommodation of those who may wish to know what
hath been written by or concerning any particular Author, during the
period of the Reviews, an INDEX to all the Names is added to the
TABLB of CONTENTS, of which the First Volume consists.
“ In the Second Volume is given an Index to the principal
Extracts, Observations, and remarkable Passages. As these mate.
rials could not be so properly arranged in Classes as those of the
First Volume, they are wholly comprehended under one General
Alphabet ; and the particulars are literally copied from the original
Indexes, fubjoined to the different Volumes of the Review."
• To what Mr. A. hath observed, we need only to add one re-
mark, viz. That even to readers who are not possessed of sets of the
Review, these volumes will be of great use, as they may, with striet
truth, be affirmed to comprehend the most general, and most com-
plete priced Catalogue that ever was offered to the Public.
• It may be further observed, with respect to those whose sets of
the Review are incomplete, that to such persons the publication before
us will be found peculiarly useful, as it will, in some measure, sup-
ply the want of those volumes of the Review in wbich their sets are
deficient, and which, perhaps, are no where to be procured.'
Rev. March, 1786.