Antedating of "Pseudonym"

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Tue Jul 4 22:28:53 UTC 2006

Quoting Fred Shapiro <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU>:

> pseudonym (OED 1833)
> 1828 _Foreign Review_ Sept. 254 (Periodicals Archive Online)  The author
> ... calls himself Johann Scho[umlaut]n, -- probably a pseudonym.
> Fred Shapiro

Via google book search: 1824, A second series of Curiosities of literature:
consisting of researches in literary, biographical, and political history; of
critical and philosophical inquiries; and of secret history.
Isaac Disraeli
1824 2d ed., cor. 3 v. 21 cm.
London, J. Murray, page 251-2,
"The translator of _Guzman_ was James Mabbe, which he disguised under the
Spanish pseudonym of _Diego Puede-ser_; _Diego_ for _James_ and _Puede-ser_/
for _Mabbe_ or _May-be_!"

Stephen Goranson

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