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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall 1776-1847

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Works: 795 works in 1,880 publications in 4 languages and 10,067 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  History  Pictorial works  Handbooks and manuals  Biography  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Sources  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publisher, Creator, Other, Former owner, 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 )

67 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 719 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 )

46 editions published between 1824 and 2003 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pages 442-444 contain a review of Matthew Flinders' Voyage to Terra Australis
Fenelon's treatise on the education of daughters by François de Salignac de La Mothe- Fénelon( )

10 editions published between 1805 and 1968 in English and held by 400 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 )

39 editions published between 1817 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 316 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
Bibliomania; or Book-madness; a bibliographical romance by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

19 editions published between 1864 and 1997 in English and held by 283 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 )

17 editions published between 1858 and 1890 in English and Undetermined and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1838 in English and held by 199 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 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems by T.F. Dibdin by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( )

12 editions published between 1797 and 2018 in English and held by 187 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 3 languages and held by 186 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 183 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 )

17 editions published in 1808 in English and held by 168 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 )

21 editions published between 1809 and 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partial contents: " Appendix contains: The bibliomania, an epistle, to Richard Heber, esq./ by John Ferriar."
The pastime of people, or, The chronicles of divers realms and most especially of the realm of England by John Rastell( Book )

7 editions published in 1811 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1828 and 2012 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Quiz, by a society of gentlemen. Vol. I( )

7 editions published in 1797 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliotheca Spenceriana; or, A descriptive catalogue of the ... library of George John, earl Spencer by George John Spencer Spencer( Book )

in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliomania : or book-madness ; a bibliographical romance ; illustrated with cuts by Thomas Frognall Dibdin( Book )

6 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 115 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

Dibdin, T. F. 1776-1847 sac

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

Dibdin Th. Frognall

Dibdin Tho. Frognall

Dibdin, Thomas 1776-1847

Dibdin Thomas F.

Dibdin, Thomas F. 1776-1847

Dibdin Thomas Fragnall

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

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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