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By Thomas Frognall Dibdin

Dibdin's Bibliomania is an anthem to the broadcast publication, a caution to the unwary in regards to the perils of obsessive book-collecting, and the confessions of a rabid book-collector. As an off-the-cuff look on the publication will express, Dibdin's footnotes predominate over textual content, and it's within the footnotes that the curiosity lies. They invite questions as frequently as they resolution them. what's the intended similarity among 'Orator' Henley's library and Addison's memoranda for the Spectator? What slicing phrases did Edward Gibbon write approximately Thomas Hearne? Why may still we now not be shocked to discover a booklet on American historical past by way of a Spanish admiral within the library of the President of the Royal Society? Who was once Captain Cox who 'could speak as a lot with out ebook, as any Innholder betwixt Brentford and Bagshot'? was once Polydore Vergil a plagiarist and John Bagford a biblioclast? what's bloterature? occasionally Dibdin tells us, occasionally he assumes we all know, and infrequently he chooses to tantalise us. The endnotes offer a number of the solutions and may, it's was hoping, lead readers to find new books and new writers, or, extra usually and extra pleasurably, outdated books and previous writers. This booklet relies upon Dibdin's first variation of 1809, to that have been further an creation and eighty-five pages of important endnotes, in most cases taken with biographical info of the printers, librarians, bookbinders, writers, book-collectors and Bibliomaniacs to whom Dibdin refers. An appendix includes John Ferriar's Bibliomania, the poem which brought on Dibdin's paintings. There also are a considerable bibliography and index. This ebook could be valuable to bibliographers, librarians, cultural historians and all these drawn to books and publication humans. It offers a priceless insights into antiquarianism in most cases and book-collecting specifically. Dibdin's e-book levels greatly, from Juliana Barnes, Wynkyn de Worde, Michael Maittaire and the St Albans Schoolmaster, to Thomas desire, Edward Rowe Mores, William Hunter and Horace Walpole. lots of his footnotes (which take in way more of the ebook than the textual content) comprise info of the real e-book revenues of the eighteenth and early 19th century to tantalise the reader: Caxton's Boke of Chivalrie promoting for eleven shillings in 1756; Grenville's 1800 version of Homer promoting for an outstanding GBP99 15s in 1804. Peter Danckwerts studied e-book Publishing at Oxford Polytechnic, Bibliography & Textual feedback on the collage of Leeds, arithmetic with the Open college, and Medieval reviews at Birkbeck university, college of London. he's at present getting ready an variation of Byron's English Bards and Scotch Reviewers for Tiger of the Stripe.

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No. 53. Whether the forementioned worthy lady was really the author of the work, has been questioned. Her book was reprinted by Wynkyn De Worde23 in 497, with an additional Treatise on Fishing. 24 Beasts of Venery. Where so ever ye fare by frith or by fell, My dear child take heed how Trystam do you tell. How many manner beasts of Venery there were: Listen to your dame and she shall you lere. Four manner beasts of Venery there are. The first of them is the Hart; the second is the Hare; The Horse is one of them; the Wolf; and not one mo.

Prôh viri optimi deplorandam infelicissimamque sortem,’ exclaims Dr. 0 The precious and voluminous MSS. of Leland were doomed to suffer a fate scarcely less pitiable than that of their owner. After being pilfered by some, and garbled by others, they served to replenish the pages of Stow, Lambard,2 Camden,0 Burton,9 Dugdale,8 and many other antiquar- THE BIBLIOMANIA OR BOOK-MADNESS 23 have hitherto not been lucky enough to discover. This learned character died in the vigour of life, and in the ies and historians.

His enthusiasm, however, carried him through a great deal of laborious toil; and he supplied in some measure, by this qualification, the want of other attainments. His whole mind was devoted to book-hunting; and his integrity and diligence probably made his employers overlook his many failings. His hand writing is scarcely legible, and his orthography is still more wretched; but if he was ignorant, he was humble, zealous, and grateful; and he has certainly done something towards the accomplishment of that desirable object, an accurate General History of Printing.

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