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Document Type

Review

Date of this Version

July 2003

Abstract

Reference books hide their learning. The reader who opens The Oxford Chronology of English Literature to 1815 may read, inter alia, about "[John Galt (1779)]/F The Majolo / A Tale / FOR H. COLBURN / Anon. 'Introductory Address'dated Apr. 1815. / Repub. in 2 vols with additional text, 1816" (1:354; "F" stands for "fiction"). Nothing about such an entry surprises or perhaps even seems of interest.

Comments

Reprinted from The Library Quarterly, Volume 73, Issue 3, July 2003, pages 357-359.

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Date Posted: 19 February 2007

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