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THE EXAMINER
The Examiner, a Sunday paper, on politics, domestic economy, theatricals, for the year ...
London: printed and published by John Hunt, at the Examiner Office, 1808--36.
19 vols ; 27.2 cm. (2°)

Weekly magazine founded and edited by Leigh Hunt with his brother John (1808--36). Commenced: 'No. I. Sunday January 3rd 1808'. Imprint and size varies. Incorporates (Thomas Wakley's) The Ballot (from December 1832).

Copy Notes Copy 1: 1810: Inscribed on front free-endpaper in ink John Soane; 1816 inscribed John Soane / 1817; 1827 inscribed in ink on p. 832 John Soane Esq / Lincolns Inn Fields and John Stanley Esqr. Paid -12- to R. Walker, Holborn Circulating Library for issues 1 October--29 December 1821. (Envelope 1/8 newspapers). The index to the volume for 1812 is misbound. Indexed in pencil (curatorial hand) on front free-endpapers of vols 1808--09. A receipt in the archive for 'Examiners sold to Mr. Soane, / Vol. 1, 1808 [and] Vol. 5, 1812' for 5 guineas and 2 guineas respectively, together with 'Two of Mr. Hunt's Trial' (q.v.) for 5s. from S. Vickers, dated 1813, may refer to Soane's acquisition of the relevant volumes in this set.
Copy 2: Duplicate copies of loose parts as follows: 1808: no. 51 (18 Dec.); 1809: no. 61 (26 Feb.), 66, 94 (15 Oct.); 1810: no. 112 (18 Feb.)--120, 122, 124, 129--135, 138, 140, 145--148; 1811: no. 160 (20 Jan.)--167, 182--187, 193--196, 198, 201--209; 1812: all but 220-221 (15--22 Mar.), 224, 231, 234, 236, 244, 255--6, 258; 1813:
no. 268 (14 Feb.).
Copy 3: Further copies of three individual numbers, bound as items 4, 5 and 6 in a volume of pamphlets, as follows: no. 309, 28 November 1813, containing an article on the 'State of Patronage of Historic Painting' concluded from the previous week; no. 374, 26 Feburary 1815, including an article on paintings in the 'British Institution Exhibition'; no. 377, 19 March 1815, including an article on the 'British Institution. -- Sculpture'.

Binding Copy 1: C19th boards, without spine-labels, lettered in ink. Some vols in grey boards with year stamped or written in ink on spine (1809--1828), others in blue boards (1808) or buff boards with printed paper spine-labels (1829--1833). Size varies: 1808--29: 27.2 cm; 1830: 29.4 cm; 1831--33: 33.6 cm. Vols 1834--36 unbound, kept tied in bundles. A bill from W. Boone for 'Boarding Examiner Newspaper for 1821', 1s. 6d., 26 February 1822 survives in Soane's archive (PRiv. Corr. XVI.E.4.8); also bills from T. & W. Boone for '[Boarding] Examiner Qto', 1s. 6d., 1 March 1822 (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.4.7); '[Boarding] Examiner for 1823', 1s. 6d., 24 February 1824, 'Boarding Examiner for 1824', 1s. 6d., 26 January 1825 (Spiers Box); and 'Boarding Examiner for 1825', 1s. 6d., 18 February 1826 (Spiers Box).
Copy 2: Loose copies, folded or pinned sheets. Tied in bundles by year.
Copy 3: C19th maroon goatskin, blind-ruled borders and spine, marbled-paper boards. Numbered '111' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 4836


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