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ser. 1835, 2 vols. 12mo; a very popular compilation, which has undergone many modifications and abridgments. 3. ‘A History and Description of Modern Wines,’ London, 1833, 8vo; 2nd edit., with considerable additions and a new preface developing the system of the port-wine trade, London, 1836, 8vo; 3rd edit., with additions [Bohn], London, 1851; 4th edit. 1860. 4. ‘The Life of King William IV,’ London, 1837, 8vo; published anonymously, and written hastily in anticipation of the king's death (cf. Fifty Years' Recollections, 1858, iii. 163). 5. ‘Every Man his own Butler,’ London, 1839, 12mo; 2nd edit. 1852; 3rd edit., enlarged, with important wine statistics, 1860, 12mo. 6. ‘An Illustrated Itinerary of the County of Cornwall,’ London, 1842, 4to, with map and woodcuts; dedicated to a local magnate and patron, Sir Charles Lemon. The illustrations are good and the text attractive; it was intended to pilot a series of illustrated county histories under Redding's general editorship, but the series only advanced as far as vol. ii. (Lancashire). 7. ‘Velasco [or memoirs of a page: a novel],’ 1846, 3 vols. 8vo. 8. ‘Remarks on the Invasion Mania’ (privately printed), 1848, 8vo. 9. ‘The Stranger in London, or Visitors’ Companion to the Metropolis and its Environs, with an Historical and Descriptive Sketch of the Great Exhibition,’ London, 1851, 8vo. 10. ‘Fifty Years' Recollections, with Observations on Men and Things,’ 1858, 3 vols. 8vo; 2nd edit. 1858. 11. ‘Memoirs of William Beckford of Fonthill, author of “Vathek,”’ 1859, 2 vols. 8vo; an account of Redding's conversations with Beckford had previously appeared in the ‘New Monthly Magazine’ (1844–5), and some of the material had already appeared in ‘Fifty Years' Recollections.’ 12. ‘French Wines and Vineyards, and the way to find them,’ London, 1860, 8vo. 13. ‘Literary Reminiscences and Memoirs of Thomas Campbell,’ 1860, 2 vols. 8vo. 14. ‘Keeping up Appearances,’ a novel of English life, 1861, 3 vols. 8vo. 15. ‘Memoirs of Remarkable Misers,’ London, 1863, 2 vols. 8vo. 16. ‘Yesterday and To-day,’ being a sequel to ‘Fifty Years' Recollections,’ 1863, 3 vols. 8vo. 17. ‘Past Celebrities whom I have known,’ London, 1866, 2 vols. 8vo. 18. ‘A Wife and not a Wife,’ a novel, 1867, 3 vols. 8vo. 19. ‘Personal Reminiscences of Eminent Men,’ London, 1867, 3 vols. 8vo.

Redding edited, among other works, ‘Pandurang Hàrì, or Memoirs of a Hindoo’ (London, 1826, 3 vols. 12mo), writing up the rough notes sent from India by William Browne Hockley (cf. Fifty Years' Recollections, ii. 331). In the same way he put together from rough notes supplied by Captain Joseph Andrews ‘A Journey from Buenos Ayres through the Provinces of Cordova, Tucuman, and Salto, to Potosi … in 1825–6,’ London, 2 vols. 1827, 8vo. In 1828 he edited the first collected edition of ‘The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell,’ 2 vols. 8vo. In 1837 he wrote a continuation of William Russell's ‘History of Modern Europe,’ and he wrote a portion of the ‘supplement’ to John Gorton's ‘General Biographical Dictionary,’ 1851. Redding contributed several lives (including Shelley, Keats, Coleridge, Wilson, Rogers, and Campbell) to Galignani's ‘Complete Edition of the Poets’ (Paris, 1829–30), and the article on ‘Wine,’ together with several geographical articles, to the ‘Encyclopædia Metropolitana,’ 1817–45. He also contributed, between 1817 and 1830, to the ‘Literary Gazette,’ the ‘London Magazine,’ the ‘Literary Museum,’ the ‘Times,’ and ‘Fraser's Magazine.’ Later, in 1847, he wrote diverting ‘Essays by an Ex-editor’ for Douglas Jerrold's ‘Weekly News;’ and in 1852, from notes and observations supplied by J. W. Oldmixon during a tour in the United States, he constructed, under the pseudonym of J. W. Hengiston, an amusing miscellany called ‘A Yankee Steamer on the Atlantic’ (London, 8vo). His translations include ‘Leonora’ (from the ‘Lenore’ of Gottfried Bürger, the translator of Raspe's ‘Munchausen's Travels’), privately printed about 1810, and one of his earliest literary essays (see Yesterday and To-day, ii. 7); also a translation of Thiers's ‘History of the Consulate and the Empire,’ a very hasty piece of work, executed in 1846.

[Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubiensis and supplement (containing a full bibliography, which is the more valuable inasmuch as the collection of Redding's works in the British Museum is very incomplete); Boase's Collectanea Cornubiensia; Allibone's Dict. of English Literature; Men of the Reign; Men of the Time, 7th ed.; Fox Bourne's Hist. of English Newspapers, i. 366; Andrews's Hist. of British Journalism, ii. 68–9; Patmore's My Friends and Acquaintances, i. 107, 111; Clayden's Rogers, ii. 135; Illustrated London News, 11 June 1870; Athenæum, 1870, i. 742, 775; Douglas Jerrold's Weekly News, 1847; Morning Post, 2 June 1870; Baptist Magazine, 1854, p. 600; Notes and Queries, 4th ser. v. 550; St. James's Mag. 1870, pp. 444–8; Wilson's Noctes Ambrosianæ, 1866, iii. 458; Maclise Port. Gall. ed. Bates, p. 4; Addit. MSS. 28512, ff. 17–18 (Griffin's Contemporary Biography).]

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REDDISH, SAMUEL (1735–1785), actor, the son of a tradesman at Frome, was born there in 1735, and was educated at