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Publication and Appearance Dates

Resolving the disjunction between title page dates
and actual publication dates of the Quarterly Review 1809-24


A note on sources: The main source for the appearance dates recorded in the following table is the publication announcements in a contemporary London newspaper, the Courier. These advertisements have been checked against a number of additional sources, including another newspaper, the Morning Chronicle, and the Monthly Literary Advertiser. References in manuscript letters have also proved useful, but, for various reasons, these sources can sometimes be misleading and must be used with care; however, I have been uniquely aided by an additional reliable source, pencil notations on the title pages of many of Anne Cleaver's bound volumes of the journal (present writer's collection). Anne Cleaver, the wife of the Bishop of Asaph, was a resident of Little Missenden, Buckinghamshire and a friend of Sir Thomas Henry Browne, Felicia Hemans's brother, to whom in her old age she presented her copies of the journal. Cleaver realised that there was significance in the journal's chronic lateness, significance later readers would perhaps miss when contemplating a well-ordered title page. Keeping in mind the high status the review-type journal aspired to, the Quarterly Review's habitual lateness put the lie to the haughty self-importance of this expensive, respectable flag-ship publication of the Tory establishment. By carefully recording the date when she received her copy, Anne Cleaver preserved for us a hint of the dissatisfaction, disorder and embarrassment that Gifford's tardiness engendered.

Volume

Number

Title Page
Date

Appearance Date

I

1

Feb. 1809

  1 Mar. 1809

I

2

May 1809

  30 May 1809

II

3

Aug. 1809

  29 Aug. 1809

II

4

Nov. 1809

  23 Dec. 1809

III

5

Feb. 1810

  31 Mar. 1810

III

6

May 1810

  21 July 1810

IV

7

Aug. 1810

  27 Oct. 1810

IV

8

Nov. 1810

  29 Dec. 1810

V

9

Feb. 1811

  10 Apr. 1811

V

10

May 1811

  1 July 1811

VI

11

Aug. 1811

  21 Oct. 1811

VI

12

Dec. 1811

  1 Feb. 1812

VII

13

Mar. 1812

  11 May 1812

VII

14

June 1812

  13 Aug. 1812

VIII

15

Sept. 1812

  15 Dec. 1812

VIII

16

Dec. 1812

  5 Mar. 1813

IX

17

Mar. 1813

  16 June 1813

IX

18

July 1813

  25 Aug. 1813

X

19

Oct. 1813

  18 Dec. 1813

X

20

Jan. 1814

  1 Apr. 1814

XI

21

Apr. 1814

  16 July 1814

XI

22

July 1814

  8 Nov. 1814

XII

23

Oct. 1814

  6 Jan. 1815

XII

24

Jan. 1815

  23 Mar. 1815

XIII

25

Apr. 1815

  20 June 1815

XIII

26

July 1815

  1 Dec. 1815

XIV

27

Oct. 1815

  12 Mar. 1816

XIV

28

Jan. 1816

  18 May 1816

XV

29

Apr. 1816

  10 Aug. 1816

XV

30

July 1816

  12 Nov. 1816

XVI

31

Oct. 1816

  11 Feb. 1817

XVI

32

Jan. 1817

  17 May 1817

XVII

33

Apr. 1817

  6 Sept. 1817

XVII

34

July 1817

  1 Dec. 1817

XVIII

35

Oct. 1817

  21 Feb. 1818

XVIII

36

Jan. 1818

  9 June 1818

XIX

37

Apr. 1818

  26 Sept. 1818

XIX

38

July 1818

  2 Feb. 1819

XX

 

Index

May and June 1820

XXI

41

Jan. 1819

  4 June 1819

XXI

42

Apr. 1819

  10 Sept. 1819

XXII

43

July 1819

  11 Dec. 1819

XXII

44

Jan. 1820

  17 Mar. 1820

XXIII

45

May 1820

  27 May 1820

XXIII

46

July 1820

  5 Oct. 1820

XXIV

47

Oct. 1820

  19 Dec. 1820

XXIV

48

Jan. 1821

  12 or 19 Apr. 1821

XXV

49

Apr. 1821

  28 June 1821

XXV

50

July 1821

  17 Oct. 1821

XXVI

51

Oct. 1821

  22 Dec. 1821

XXVI

52

Jan. 1822

  30 Mar. 1822

XXVII

53

Apr. 1822

  4 July 1822

XXVII

54

July 1822

  23 Oct. 1822

XXVIII

55

Oct. 1822

  15 Feb. 1823

XXVIII

56

Jan. 1823

  8 July 1823

XXIX

57

Apr. 1823

  27 Sept. 1823

XXIX

58

July 1823

  30 Dec. 1823

XXX

59

Oct. 1823

  17 April 1824

XXX

60

Jan. 1824

  28 Aug. 1824

XXXI

61

Apr. 1824

  30 Dec. 1824

Published @ RC

February 2005

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