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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall 1776-1847

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Works: 672 works in 1,793 publications in 5 languages and 9,725 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  History  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Biography  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Sources  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publisher, Creator, Former owner, Other, Contributor, Composer, Artist, Honoree, Correspondent, edc
Classifications: Z1001.D54, 010
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A bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

78 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 737 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 2003 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pages 442-444 contain a review of Matthew Flinders' Voyage to Terra Australis
Bibliomania; or Book-madness; a bibliographical romance by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

45 editions published between 1811 and 2016 in English and German and held by 425 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 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

36 editions published between 1810 and 1996 in English and German and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1838 and 2016 in English and held by 245 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 )

33 editions published between 1817 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 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
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 )

17 editions published between 1858 and 1890 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( )

18 editions published between 1797 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 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 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliomania : or book madness ; a bibliographical romance, in six parts ; illustrated with cuts by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

26 editions published between 1811 and 2012 in English and German and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A passion for possessing books, not so much to be instructed by them, as to gratify the eye by looking on them': thus is described 'bibliomania' by one of the characters of Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847), in this humorous novel first published in 1809. Introduced in English at the end of the eighteenth century, the term 'bibliomania' - or 'book-madness' - gained popularity with the publication of Dibdin's eponymous work. Using the entirely revised 1811 edition, this reissue brings back to life Dibdin's bibliomaniac characters and their playful dialogues on the nature and history of book collecting, and, most importantly, on the dangers of the 'fatal disease' that is bibliomania, its strange manifestations - such as the 'vellum', 'first edition', and 'unique copies' symptoms - and its possible cure. The author of numerous bibliographical works, Dibdin provides erudite comments and clarifications to his characters' dialogues in a parallel narrative of footnotes
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 178 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
A most pleasant, fruitful, and witty work of the best state of a public weal, and of the new isle called Utopia by Thomas More( Book )

21 editions published in 1808 in English and held by 167 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 )

19 editions published between 1809 and 2004 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial contents: " Appendix contains: The bibliomania, an epistle, to Richard Heber, esq./ by John Ferriar."
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 160 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 )

6 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aedes Althorpianae, or, An account of the mansion, books, and pictures, at Althorp, the residence of George John Earl Spencer, K.G. : to which is added A supplement to the Bibliotheca Spenceriana by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

26 editions published in 1822 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bibliophile aristocrat George Spencer (1758-1834) employed Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) as his librarian for life. The second earl had amassed the greatest private library in Europe, housed at Althorp, and Dibdin was tasked with cataloguing the vast collection and sourcing suitable editions to add to it. In 1814, Dibdin began publishing his four-volume catalogue, Bibliotheca Spenceriana (also reissued in this series). Aedes Althorpianae was published in two volumes in 1822, and although it is to a great extent devoted to further details of the great library and its contents, it is also illuminating for its detailed history of Althorp and the Spencers. Its descriptions of the internal decoration of Althorp, particularly its art, are accompanied by numerous illustrations. Volume 1 includes descriptions of the various illustrated works in the library, such as a volume of original drawings by Pieter Bruegel the Elder and a sumptuous illuminated Magna Carta
The Quiz, by a society of gentlemen. Vol. I( )

6 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 124 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
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Bibliomania : or book madness ; a bibliographical romance, in six parts ; illustrated with cutsBibliophobia. 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, esq
Alternative Names
Cato 1776-1847 Parvus

Cato Parvus 1776-1847

Dibdin, Frognall 1776-1847

Dibdin, T.F.

Dibdin, T. F. 1776-1847

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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

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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

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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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