DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall

The Library Companion   London Harding, Triphook, Lepard, J. Major 1824

8vo [iv], li, 912 pp. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, spine elaborately gilt; preliminary and last blanks are foxed, interior and text in excellent condition. $350.00

First edition. Dibdin's descriptive catalogue of his ideal library was published in an edition of two thousand copies. It contains much curious and important bibliographical information not elsewhere to be found. According to John Carter, Dibdin (1776-1847) "was considered the most enthusiastic and prolific chronicler, anecdotist and publicist in the history of bibliophily."

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