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Welcome to The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals:1800-1900, a subject-inclusive, language-inclusive bibliography of
73,000 publications, 68,000 personal names, 6,300 issuing bodies, 2,400 publishing towns, 23,000 title pages, 2,000 subjects. Editor John S. North.
Soli Deo Gloria

Sample Title Page

Reproduced by Permission, National Library of Scotland
Interesting Record: Scots Observer, The;

The editor William Earnest Henley set high literary standards; his printer Walter Blaikie produced beautifully typeset issues; and his contributors enjoyed the freedom of publishing high-quality work without editorial amputation or undue intervention. 

“Instead, it is the editorial acumen of Henley that strikes readers almost a century later. He had the courage to sponsor the still young and obscure W.B. Yeats, eighteen of whose poems and several of whose tales were first printed in the Observer. Henley had the charisma to attract and to retain Rudyard Kipling.... Furthermore, other significant poets — A.C. Swinburne, Robert Louis Stevenson” (Hughes, "What the Wellesley Index Left Out").

The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals: 1800 - 1900 Series Three.
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