British Fiction, 1800–1829

EDGEWORTH, Maria. Tales of Fashionable Life (1809)

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)
  (au)
Barry and Son’s Circulating Library, 21 High Street, Bristol. (Catalogue: c.1824)
  (au)
Bettison’s Library, High Street, Cheltenham. (Catalogue: 1817)
  (au)
J. Brown’s Circulating Library, Standishgate, Wigan. (Catalogue: 1821)
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C. Fellows’s Circulating Library, Catherine Street, Salisbury. (Catalogue: 1817)
  (au)
W. Fish’s Circulating Library, 38 London Lane, Norwich. (Catalogue: c. 1817)
  (au) [2x: once as ‘Fashionable Tales’]
Gilmour’s Circulating Library, Silver Street, Salisbury. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1819)
  (au)
Godwin’s Circulating Library, Upper Corner of Milsom Street, Bath. (Catalogue: 1819)
  (au)
John Hodgson’s Circulating Library, Belfast. (Catalogue: 1838)
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Horne’s Public Library, Queen Street, Cheapside, London. (Catalogue: 1824)
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Jones and Parry’s Circulating Library, High Street, Caernarvon. (Catalogue: 1837)
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Robert Kinnear’s Circulating Library, 29 Frederick Street, Edinburgh. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1814)
  (au)
Mackay’s Edinburgh Circulating Library, 154 High Street, Edinburgh. (Catalogue: 1810)
  (au)
Mackay’s Edinburgh Circulating Library, 154 High Street, Edinburgh. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1816)
  (au) [vols 4,5,6]
Mackenzie’s Circulating Library, 129 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. (Catalogue: 1832)
  (au) [2x]
A. K. Newman and Co’s Circulating Library, Minerva Office, 32 & 33 Leadenhall Street, London. (Catalogue: 1814)
  (au) [2x]
Showell’s Select Circulating Library, 46 New Street, Birmingham. (Catalogue: c. 1835)
  (au)
Gerrard Tyrrell Circulating Library, 11 Lower Sackville Street, Dublin. (Catalogue: 1834)
  (au)

Subscription Libraries:

Edinburgh Subscription Library, Edinburgh. (Catalogue: 1833)
  (au) [3x: one as vols 7-10 of collected novels]
Liverpool Subscription Library, at the Lyceum, Bold Street, Liverpool. (Catalogue: 1814)
  (au) [2 copies]
Macclesfield Subscription Library, Macclesfield. (Catalogue: 1823)
  (au) [with ‘Popular Tales’]
Manchester Subscription Library, Manchester. (Catalogue: 1818)
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Manchester Subscription Library, Manchester. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1831)
  (au)
Sheffield Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield. Additions 1. (Catalogue: 1821)
  (au) [notes 3rd & 4th vols missing]
Sheffield Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield. Additions 2. (Catalogue: 1831)
  (au) [notes 3rd & 4th vols missing]

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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