Reminiscences of a Literary Life. Thomas Frognall Dibdin.

Reminiscences of a Literary Life.

1836. London: J. Major, 1836.

2 vols., royal 8vo. (i-v), vi-xxxii, (4),(1) 2- 556 pp.; (2), 557-982 pp.+ 44 pp. index. 10 plates. Later polished brown calf, gilt backstrips, red and green labels, gilt edges, bookplates of Charles Sebag-Montefiore.

§ First edition. A handsome set. Windle notes this regular edition was printed in an edition of 1250 copies. Dibdin’s autobiography contains a wealth of information on bookselling and collecting at the beginning of the nineteenth century, when “bibliomania” was born. Includes the index ("the 44 page index issued some months later is often lacking"). (Windle & Pippin A62). Item #122752

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