An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Roman Classics . . .

Gloucester: printed by H. Ruff for Payne, Faulder, Egerton [&c], 1802. Small 8vo, xii, 63, (1, errata) pp. Modern quarter calf lettered in gilt, internally fresh and clean. First edition of one of Dibdin’s earliest and most successful books, being expanded and reprinted in 3 more editions in his lifetime and used to this day as a primary source for editions of the classics. Only the first edition uses the word “Roman”, the later editions all say “Latin.” Windle and Pippin A3a. (Item Id: 104845)

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