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Secondary Scholarship | 1999
Transcription A Newly Discovered English Martin Faber

In Simms material collected by Mary C. Simms Oliphant, and recently
deposited at the South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, is a
volume adding to our information on the English reception of Simms, and thus
supplementing James Kibler's "Some Unrecorded English Reviews of W.G.
Simms," published in Mississippi Quarterly, 47 (Fall 1994), pp. 557-566.
The volume is entitled The Romancist and Novelist's Library, number 26,
edited by William Hazlitt, the younger. It is a collection of various previously
published, current works of fiction, mainly from Britain, in an inexpensive larg
newspaper format. At pages 401-409 appears the complete Martin Faber. The
publication data given in the volume reveals that The Romancist was printed by C.
Reynell of Little Pulteney Street, London, and published by J. Clements of
London at a price of 2 D. No publication date is given. J. Clements was also
publisher of the second series of The Romancist, whose no. 2 included Guy
Rivers. This volume of the second series appeared in 1841. The particular copy
containing Martin Faber was presented to Mary C. Simms Oliphant by inveterate
and indefatigable Simms collector Alexander S. Salley of Columbia, South