Libraries as well as individuals are eligible for membership. Since the publications are issued without profit, however, no discount can be allowed to libraries, agents, or booksellers.
New members may still obtain a complete run of the first year’s publications for $2.50, the annual membership fee.
During the first two years the publications are issued in three series: I. Essays on Wit; II. Essays on Poetry and Language; and III. Essays on the Stage.
PUBLICATIONS FOR THE FIRST YEAR (1946-1947)
MAY, 1946: Series I, No. 1—Richard
Blackmore’s Essay upon
Wit (1716), and Addison’s Freeholder No. 45
JULY, 1946: Series II, No. 1—Samuel
Cobb’s Of Poetry and
Discourse on Criticism (1707).
SEPT., 1946: Series III, No. 1—Anon.,
Letter to A.H. Esq.;
concerning the Stage (1698), and Richard Willis’
Occasional Paper No. IX (1698).
Nov., 1946: Series I, No. 2—Anon.,
Essay on Wit (1748),
together with Characters by Flecknoe, and Joseph
Warton’s Adventurer Nos. 127 and 133.
JAN., 1947: Series II, No. 2—Samuel
Wesley’s Epistle to a
Friend Concerning Poetry (1700) and Essay on
Heroic Poetry (1693).
MARCH, 1947: Series III, No. 2—Anon.,
Representation of the
Impiety and Immorality of the Stage (1704) and
anon., Some Thoughts Concerning the Stage (1704).
PUBLICATIONS FOR THE SECOND YEAR (1947-1948)
MAY, 1947: Series I, No. 3—John Gay’s
The Present State of
Wit; and a section on Wit from The English
Theophrastus. With an Introduction by Donald Bond.
JULY, 1947: Series II, No. 3—Rapin’s
De Carmine Pastorali,
translated by Creech. With an Introduction by
SEPT., 1947: Series III, No. 3—T.
Hanmer’s (?) Some Remarks on
the Tragedy of Hamlet. With an Introduction by
Clarence D. Thorpe.
Nov., 1947: Series I, No. 4—Corbyn
Morris’ Essay towards Fixing
the True Standards of Wit, etc. With an Introduction
by James L. Clifford.
JAN., 1948: Series II, No. 4—Thomas
Purney’s Discourse on the
Pastoral. With an Introduction by Earl Wasserman.
MARCH, 1948: Series III, No. 4—Essays
on the Stage, selected,
with an Introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch.
The list of publications is subject to modification in response to requests by members. From time to time Bibliographical Notes will be included in the issues. Each issue contains an Introduction by a scholar of special competence in the field represented.