The Sans Pareil; or, Curiosities of Literature, no. 1, 17 March 1832. with Prospectus (Handbill).

[Nineteenth-Century Periodical, Prospectus and Issue]
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Printed (for the Editor) by G. Smeeton, 74 Tooley Street; and sold also by Strange, Paternoster Row, and Purkiss Wardour Street, Soho., 17 March 1832
SKU: 6183

Four pages, 8vo, good condition. Price one farthing. It includes an obituary of William Roscoe, a facsimile of the playbill "in which the late Mrs Siddons was announced to sing!", notes on "The Arts", "Metropolitan Weekly Return" (including "Seduced females 1000"), and "Stocks" ("Impudence, open . . . Merit, shut").. With the Prospectus , c. 8 x 7ins., headed "The Cheapest Periodical in the World" and listing contents as above and printing information as above, anticipating its eight columns and price. Unsurprisingly the Prospectus is unrecorded, but COPAC and other sources record that the BL and Bodley have copies of No. 1 only of the periodical, and Harvard also have a copy of No.1((the catalogue entry suggesting all published).