Reminiscences of a Literary Life. Thomas Frognall Dibdin.

Reminiscences of a Literary Life.

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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