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The British Apollo, or, Curious amusements for the ingenious : To which are added the most material occurrences foreign and domestick. Perform'd by a society of gentlemen.

Format Electronic, Book, and Journal
Publication Info[London] : Printed for the authors, by J[ohn]. Mayo, at the Printing-Press, against Water-Lane in Fleet-street. Where advertisements are taken in, 1710-1711.
Descriptionvolumes : music ; 2́° and 1/2́°.
Supplemental Content Full text online
Other author/creatorSmith, Marshal, active 1708-1718, editor.
Other author/creatorHill, Aaron, 1685-1750, editor.
Other author/creatorGarth, Samuel, Sir, 1661-1719 attributed name.
Other author/creatorArbuthnot, John, 1667-1735, attributed name.
Other author/creatorGay, John, 1685-1732 attributed name.
Added title page Collected annually with added title: British Apollo, or, Curious amusements for the ingenious Vol. I-Vol. III
FrequencyThree times a week, 26 Dec. 1709-11 May 1711
Series 17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers
17th-18th century Burney Collection newspapers. ^A1022269
Local noteImages from the source library are selected or scattered issues as well as various editions of the cataloged title and related titles (where indicated in the MARC record) as representative of the general publishing history of the title during the 17th and 18th centuries.
General noteEdited by Aaron Hill and Marshall Smith, with probable contributions from John Gay, John Arbuthnot and Samuel Garth, among others. Cf. McLeod; Belcher.
General noteImprint from undated colophon.
General noteImprints vary; bookseller J[ohn]. Morphew added to v. 4 imprints.
General noteVol. 4 issues printed on single folio half-sheet.
General noteVol. 1, no. 4 in two settings with different advertisements.
General noteCollected annually with an added collective title page and prefatory material; collections based on Lady Day dating for the new year.
General noteQuestions & answers on miscellaneous topics: theology, science, mathematics, medicine, customs, manners, etc. Includes foreign news, etc. A rival to John Dunton's Athenian news.
General noteDescription based on: [Vol. I.] Numb. 1. (Friday February 13th. 1708.); title from caption.
General noteLatest issue consulted: Vol. IV. Numb. 20. (Wednesday May 9th. to Friday May 11th. 1711.).
General noteReproduction of the originals from the Burney Collection, the British Library (London).
References NCBEL, II:1321
References Times handlist, p.36
References McLeod, W. and V. Graphical directory, 1702-1714, p.3-4
References Crane & Kaye, 60
References Goldsmiths', 37332
Citation/References note Belcher, W. Sale and distribution of the British Apollo(In: Bond, R. Studies in the Early English Periodical. Chapel Hill: 1957)
Special numberingVolume designation on individual issues begins with vol. 2.
Special numberingVol. II, no. 1 (30 Mar. 1709) misdated 1708; Lady Day dating begins the new year on March 25th.
Supplement noteVol. 1 includes monthly Supernumary paper, no. 1-12 (Apr. 1708-Mar. 1709) and Quarterly paper no. 1-2; v. 2 includes monthly Supernumary paper, no. 1-9 (Apr.-Dec. 1709) and Quarterly paper, no. 1-3. Supplement title: The British Apollo.
Reproduction noteElectronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.
Indexes Annual cumulations include indexes.

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