Pickering & Chatto 1998
9781851964949   Product Code: 89758
The Retrospective Review was founded in 1820 by Henry Southern. Unimpressed by the way in which publications such as the Edinburgh Review and the Quarterly Review allowed their reviewers' prejudice to impinge on critical rigour, the Retrospective Review strove to be non-partisan and to consider each piece as if it were newly published, its previous reputation disregarded. All contributors were anonymous. This edition reproduces in facsimile all 18 volumes of the periodical: volumes 1-14, 1820-6; volumes 1 and 2 of the renamed Retrospective Review and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, 1827-8; and volumes 1 and 2, renamed the Retrospective Review, consisting of Criticisms upon, Analysis of and Extracts from Curious, Valuable and Scarce Old Books, 1853-4.