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 Mercurius Rusticus. With Notes by Cato Parvus. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, Mercurius Rusticus, pseud.
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 Mercurius Rusticus. With Notes by Cato Parvus.
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 Mercurius Rusticus. With Notes by Cato Parvus.
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 Mercurius Rusticus. With Notes by Cato Parvus.

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 Mercurius Rusticus. With Notes by Cato Parvus.

1832. London: Bohn, 1832.

8vo, [1-5], 6-102pp, with the errata slip at p. 17 and the . Original pink boards, brown paper backstrip, with original printed label on upper cover. Slight waterstaining around board edges, otherwise a fine copy with the bookplate and pencil notes of Michael Sadleir and another at the front.

§ First edition. 100 copies of the large-paper edition printed, so stated on the verso of the title-page [A1b] ‘Of this Pamphlet there are 100 Copies printed upon | LARGE PAPER—for the sake of “those whom it may con- | cern.”’ This note is also printed in the regular issue, the quantity of which is unknown. Jackson notes copies with an errata slip tipped-in at p.17, present in this copy. There is an additional slip at p.90 of the same size and style as the errata slip, which reads ‘Page 90. | A Copper-plate Engraving, in the line manner, of ARCHBISHOP | PARKER’S Salt Cellar—of one half the size of the original—may | be had of the Publisher, price 2s. 6d.’ in Barlow’s and Priddy’s large-paper copies. Rabaiotti reported similarly for one of his copies (both now at Wormsley Library), adding, ‘This plate, engraved by P. Audinet, and published by John Major on August 15, 1835, is to be found regularly inserted at p. xi of the Reminiscences, Vol. I. It would seem evident, therefore, that Bibliophobia was not out of print for several years after publication - or at least that John Major overstocked the item on Bohn’s publication of it.’ Windle and Pippin A60. P. 61: "You come , Sir, (said he), at a sad, sad time -- when my books are anging down their heads and there is nobody to pat and cheer them." Item #104866

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