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Jackson Bibliography of Romantic Poetry

By J.R. de J. Jackson

This bibliography, which is based on first-hand examination of copies, aims to provide descriptions of all extant editions of all verse in English published for the first time between 1770 and 1835, amounting to approximately 23,000 volumes. The only significant restriction is that "volume" is defined as a book consisting of at least ten pages of original verse; thus the inclusion of anthologies of old and new poetry or of books that mix prose and verse depends on their containing at least ten pages of verse not published before 1770. Verse contained in works of prose fiction such as that of Ann Radcliffe is omitted unless collected as poetry in a separate publication. Following the practice of the British Library, annuals and gift books are excluded as a form of periodical. The bibliography is searchable in a number of ways: see the User Guide and Introduction for detailed explanations.

NOTE: At the time of his death in 2011, J. R. de J. Jackson had finished checking every record that was in the database at that point, but had not completed the task of examining copies. (A note at the bottom of each record page specifies whether the book has been examined.) Sharon Ragaz and Heather Jackson have carried on the examination of copies, with the result that at the time of relaunch in 2020, over 94% of the books in the bibliography have been done.