British Fiction, 1800–1829

SCOTT, Sir Walter. Guy Mannering (1815)

Contemporary Libraries

Please click here for a list of abbreviations used for the Circulating Libraries pages.

Circulating Libraries:

Aberdeen Public Library, Broad Street, Aberdeen. (Catalogue: 1821)
Barry and Son’s Circulating Library, 21 High Street, Bristol. (Catalogue: c.1824)
Bettison’s Library, High Street, Cheltenham. (Catalogue: 1817)
J. Brown’s Circulating Library, Standishgate, Wigan. (Catalogue: 1821)
C. Fellows’s Circulating Library, Catherine Street, Salisbury. (Catalogue: 1817)
W. Fish’s Circulating Library, 38 London Lane, Norwich. (Catalogue: c.1817)
Gilmour’s Circulating Library, Silver Street, Salisbury. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1819)
Godwin’s Circulating Library, Upper Corner of Milsom Street, Bath. (Catalogue: 1819)
John Hodgson’s Circulating Library, Belfast. (Catalogue: 1838)
Horne’s Public Library, Queen Street, Cheapside, London. (Catalogue: 1824)
Jones and Parry’s Circulating Library, High Street, Caernarvon. (Catalogue: 1837)
Robert Kinnear’s Circulating Library, 29 Frederick Street, Edinburgh. Additions 2. (Catalogue: 1819)
Mackay’s Edinburgh Circulating Library, 154 High Street, Edinburgh. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1816)
Mackenzie’s Circulating Library, 129 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. (Catalogue: 1832)
  [2x]
A. K. Newman and Co’s Circulating Library, Minerva Office, 32 & 33 Leadenhall Street, London. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1814)
Showell’s Select Circulating Library, 46 New Street, Birmingham. (Catalogue: c.1835)
  (au) [2 vols]
Gerrard Tyrrell Circulating Library, Lower Sackville Street, Dublin. (Catalogue: 1834)

Subscription Libraries:

Edinburgh Subscription Library, Edinburgh. (Catalogue: 1833)
  [2x: one as vols 3 & 4 of 48]
Liverpool Subscription Library at the Lyceum, Bold Street, Liverpool. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1820)
  [2 copies]
Macclesfield Subscription Library, Macclesfield. (Catalogue: 1823)
Manchester Subscription Library, Manchester. (Catalogue: 1818) [‘2 sets’]
Manchester Subscription Library, Manchester. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1831)
  (au) [‘Two copies’]
Sheffield Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield. (Catalogue: 1816)
Sheffield Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1821)
  [2 copies]
Sheffield Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield. Additions 2. (Catalogue: 1831)
  [2 copies]

Summary: 17 out of 17 possible Circulating Libraries; 5 out of 5 possible Subscription Libraries.
Overall: 22 out of 22 possible Libraries.

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