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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall 1776-1847

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Works: 592 works in 1,515 publications in 4 languages and 8,869 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History  Biography  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Manuscripts  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Life skills guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Creator, Former owner, Composer, Honoree, Artist, edc
Classifications: HX810.5, 335.02
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Bibliomania; or Book-madness; a bibliographical romance by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

56 editions published between 1811 and 2012 in English and German and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

43 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library companion : or, The young man's guide, and the old man's comfort, in the choice of a library by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

34 editions published between 1824 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other letters, 1792-1830, mostly to Wrangham, are from English literary contemporaries of Dibdin, many also pictured in illustrations, including Lindley Murray, T. J. Pettigrew, Adam Clarke, Charles Burney, Robert Southey, Alexander Chalmers, Gilbert Wakefield, William Gifford. Many letters discuss literary works and are referenced in the text by pencilled annotations. Also present is a broadside prospectus, printed by William Pickering, of John Fox's The Book of Martyrs, which was to have been edited by Dibdin
Typographical antiquities, or, The history of printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland : containing memoirs of our ancient printers, and a register of the books printed by them by Joseph Ames( Book )

33 editions published between 1810 and 1996 in English and German and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The education of girls by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon( Book )

18 editions published between 1805 and 1968 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social definitions and behavior ascribed to women in 17th century France
The bibliographical decameron, or, Ten days pleasant discourse upon illuminated manuscripts, and subjects connected with early engraving, typography, and bibliography by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

32 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliographical, antiquarian, and picturesque tour in the northern counties of England and in Scotland by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

10 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Frognall Dibdin : selections by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holbein's Dance of death exhibited in elegant engravings on wood, with a dissertation on the several representations of that subject by Francis Douce( Book )

15 editions published between 1858 and 1890 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia by Thomas More( Book )

18 editions published between 1808 and 1878 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1516, Saint Thomas More's Utopia is a work of European humanism. Through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, communist city-state governed by reason
Bibliophobia. Remarks on the present languid and depressed state of literature and the book trade. In a letter addressed to the author of the Bibliomania by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

16 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in English and German and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1809, Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) published the first edition of Bibliomania, focussing on the contemporary craze for book collecting. Introduced in English at the end of the eighteenth century, the term 'bibliomania' - or 'book-madness' - gained popularity with the publication of Dibdin's book, in which bibliophiles conduct dialogues on the nature and history of book collecting, and the symptoms of and possible remedies for this 'fatal disease'. Published in 1832 under the pseudonym Mercurius Rusticus, Bibliophobia is a short pamphlet, which presents itself as a letter to the author of Bibliomania. The narrator, a book-lover himself, goes on a 'bibliopolistic pilgrimage', only to find out that 'bibliomania is no more', and that 'books are only the shadow of what they were'. From book-lovers to collectors, and from booksellers to libraries, the narrator carries out his entertaining yet melancholic investigation all the way to the Bodleian Library
Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, A descriptive catalogue of the ... library of George John, earl Spencer by George John Spencer Spencer( Book )

10 editions published in 1814 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pastime of people : or, The chronicles of divers realms and most especially of the realm of England by John Rastell( Book )

9 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bibliomania; or, Book-madness; containing some account of the history, symptoms and cure of this fatal disease, in an epistle addressed to Richard Heber, esq by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

15 editions published between 1809 and 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial contents: " Appendix contains: The bibliomania, an epistle, to Richard Heber, esq./ by John Ferriar."
The bibliomania, or book-madness; history, symptoms and cure of this fatal disease by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

4 editions published in 1903 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the imitation of Jesus Christ : translated from the Latin original by Thomas( Book )

6 editions published between 1828 and 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Typographical antiquities or The history of printing in England, Scotland, and Ireland by Joseph Ames( Book )

40 editions published between 1812 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When this work was published, its original author had been dead for fifty years. As the title page explains, the work of Joseph Ames (1687-1759) was considerably augmented by William Herbert (1718-95), and then 'greatly enlarged, with copious notes, and illustrated with appropriate engravings' by Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), several of whose other works are also reissued in this series. Ames' history of printing, based on his own collection, was published in 1749, as an aid to booksellers in identifying old works (and modern forgeries). Herbert, a printseller and bibliophile, acquired Ames' own interleaved copy of the work and intended to enlarge it, but died having completed only three of six proposed volumes. His working copies then passed to Dibdin, who eventually published this four-volume edition between 1810 and 1819. Volume 2 considers the lives and work of printers including Wynken de Worde and Richard Pynson
Poems by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

18 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of a literary life by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

8 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The bibliomania; or, Book-madness; containing some account of the history, symptoms and cure of this fatal disease, in an epistle addressed to Richard Heber, esq
Alternative Names
Cato 1776-1847 Parvus

Cato Parvus 1776-1847

Dibdin, Frognall 1776-1847

Dibdin, T. F.

Dibdin, T. F. 1776-1847

Dibdin, T. F. 1776-1847 sac

Dibdin, T. F. (Thomas Frognall), 1776-1847

Dibdin, Th. Frognall

Dibdin, Thomas 1776-1847

Dibdin, Thomas F.

Dibdin, Thomas F. 1776-1847

Dibdin, Thomas Fragnall 1776-1847

Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847

Dibdin, Thos. Frognall 1776-1847

Dibdin, Thos. Frognall (Thomas Frognall), 1776-1847

Dibidin, T. F.

Dobdin, T. F.

Frognall Dibdin, Thomas 1776-1847

Mercurius 1776-1847 Rusticus

Mercurius , Rusticus

Mercurius Rusticus 1776-1847

Mercurius Rusticus 1776-1847 sac

Rusticus, Mercurius

Rusticus, Mercurius 1776-1847

Rusticus, Mercurius 1776-1847 sac

Rusticus, Mercurius, Pseud.

Thomas Frognall Dibdin bibliographe

Thomas Frognall Dibdin British bibliographer

Thomas Frognall Dibdin Brits schrijver (1776-1847)

Thomas Frognall Dibdin englischer Bibliograf und Autor

Wolfe, Reginald 1776-1847

Wolfe, Reginalde 1776-1847

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A bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and GermanyBibliophobia. Remarks on the present languid and depressed state of literature and the book trade. In a letter addressed to the author of the BibliomaniaThe bibliomania; or, Book-madness; containing some account of the history, symptoms and cure of this fatal disease, in an epistle addressed to Richard Heber, esqReminiscences of a Literary Life