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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall 1776-1847

Overview
Works: 754 works in 1,750 publications in 5 languages and 9,612 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  History  Bibliographies  Sayings  Biography  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Former owner, Creator, Composer, Honoree, Artist, Correspondent, edc
Classifications: HX810.5, 335.02
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A bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

65 editions published between 1821 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 556 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 )

54 editions published between 1824 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 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 )

72 editions published between 1810 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 382 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 4 considers the lives and work of printers from Reynold Wolfe to Thomas Hacket
Bibliomania; or Book-madness; a bibliographical romance by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

31 editions published between 1809 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fenelon's treatise on the education of daughters by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon( Book )

13 editions published between 1805 and 1968 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

34 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliomania, the almost obsessive collecting of rare books and early editions by the aristocracy, which peaked in 1812 with the sale of the Valdarfer Boccaccio, was fuelled in no small part by the work of the bibliographer Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847). His most famous book, Bibliomania, popularised the word's use in England. The present work was first published in three volumes in 1817 and may be considered a continuation of Bibliomania in both style and content. Using a dialogue format with extensive footnotes, it covers all aspects of bibliography from early illuminated manuscripts and printed books through to contemporary book collectors and auctions. The work is notable for the number and quality of its illustrations. Volume 1 presents a detailed survey of illuminated manuscripts and early printed books, focusing on the continuity of illustration and decoration. Dibdin's Bibliomania (revised edition, 1811) and his Reminiscences of a Literary Life (1836) are also reissued in this series
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 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 196 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 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopia by Thomas More( Book )

18 editions published between 1808 and 1878 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1516, Saint Thomas More's Utopia is one of the most important works of European humanism. Through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday, More describes a pagan, communist city-state governed by reason. Addressing such issues as religious pluralism, women's rights, state-sponsored education, colonialism, and justified warfare, Utopia seems remarkably contemporary nearly five centuries after it was written, and it remains a foundational text in philosophy and political theory. Preeminent More scholar Clarence H. Miller does justice to the full range of More's rhetoric in this new translation. Professor Miller includes a helpful introduction that outlines some of the important problems and issues that Utopia raises, and also provides informative commentary to assist the reader throughout this challenging and rewarding exploration of the meaning of political community. In this new translation, preeminent More scholar Clarence M. Miller does justice to the full range of More's rhetoric. Miller includes a helpful introduction that outlines some of the important problems & issues that Utopia raises, & also provides important commentary to assist the reader throughout this challenging & rewarding exploration of the meaning of political community
Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, A descriptive catalogue of the ... library of George John, earl Spencer by George John Spencer Spencer( Book )

28 editions published between 1814 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At his death, George Spencer (1758-1834) had created the greatest private library in Europe. At the time, many aristocrats were spending huge sums acquiring rare printed books. With monastic and aristocratic libraries in Europe being dissolved, collectors had access to thousands of examples. The Second Earl Spencer's interests were in English 'black-letter' printing, especially the works of Caxton, and continental incunables, particularly first editions of Greek and Latin classics. Thomas Dibdin (1776-1847) was employed as Spencer's librarian and visited Europe searching for new acquisitions. Published in 1814-15, this catalogue is of the earliest and rarest items in the collection. Each is described in detail, with reproductions of woodcuts and engravings, making this a fascinating record of one man's commitment to collecting the earliest examples of this revolutionary invention. Volume 1 covers the collection's oldest items, including a Gutenberg Bible and work by the great Nicholas Jenson
Bibliomania : or book-madness ; a bibliographical romance ; illustrated with cuts by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

30 editions published between 1811 and 1876 in English and held by 144 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 )

8 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

10 editions published between 1832 and 2010 in English and German and held by 131 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 )

16 editions published between 1809 and 2004 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial contents: " Appendix contains: The bibliomania, an epistle, to Richard Heber, esq./ by John Ferriar."
Bibliomania : or book madness ; a bibliographical romance, in six parts ; illustrated with cuts by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

6 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

18 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1836 in English and held by 16 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, Thomas Frognall 1776-1847 sac

Dibdin, Thos.Frognall

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.

Rusticus 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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English (517)

French (9)

German (5)

Norwegian (2)

Latin (1)

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Bibliophobia. 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