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An extremely "large paper" copy, i.

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A gentle spoof of book collector idiosyncrasies purporting to diagnose and cure the "disease" of bibliomania, a term that reportedly originated herein. Penciled note at head of first blank designating this copy "Gift Estate of Nathaniel Paine, October 10, Rub to front board, flattened creasing to endpapers along hinges, otherwise very good to near fine.

More information about this seller Contact this seller 4. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Introduced in English at the end of the eighteenth century, the term 'bibliomania' - or 'book-madness' - gained popularity with the publication of Dibdin's eponymous work. Using the entirely revised edition, this reissue brings back to life Dibdin's bibliomaniac characters and their playful dialogues on the nature and history of book collecting, and, most importantly, on the dangers of the 'fatal disease' that is bibliomania, its strange manifestations - such as the 'vellum', 'first edition', and 'unique copies' symptoms - and its possible cure.

The author of numerous bibliographical works, Dibdin provides erudite comments and clarifications to his characters' dialogues in a parallel narrative of footnotes. Seller Inventory LIE More information about this seller Contact this seller 5. Published by The Bibliophile Society, Boston Green Marbled Paper-Boards. Condition: Almost No Wear. Limited Edition. Four volumes uniformly bound. A fine set produced by The Bibliophile Society for their members.

A total of sets were printed.

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Spines are lightly sunned, gilt lettering and design. Each volume has a frontispiece in two states, with captioned tissue-guards, after original oil paintings by Howard Pyle and etched by W. Top edges trimmed, others untrimmed. Size: Large Octavo. More information about this seller Contact this seller 6. Exquisite full red morocco, gilt decoration on covers and spine.

More information about this seller Contact this seller 7. In , Thomas Frognall Dibdin published the first edition of Bibliomania, focussing on the contemporary craze for book collecting. Introduced in English at the end of the eighteenth century, the term 'bibliomania' - or 'book-madness' - gained popularity with the publication of Dibdin's book, in which bibliophiles conduct dialogues on the nature and history of book collecting, and the symptoms of and possible remedies for this 'fatal disease'.

Published in under the pseudonym Mercurius Rusticus, Bibliophobia is a short pamphlet, which presents itself as a letter to the author of Bibliomania. The narrator, a book-lover himself, goes on a 'bibliopolistic pilgrimage', only to find out that 'bibliomania is no more', and that 'books are only the shadow of what they were'. From book-lovers to collectors, and from booksellers to libraries, the narrator carries out his entertaining yet melancholic investigation all the way to the Bodleian Library.

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BIBLIOMANIA 101: A Brief History of My Love Affair With Books, part one

Published by Cambridge University Press About this Item: Cambridge University Press, Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory GRP More information about this seller Contact this seller 9. First edition.

Woodcut vignette title-page. Half calf marbled boards, spine worn, upper cover detached, moderate foxing, overall good condition. More information about this seller Contact this seller Title vignette. Fine Copy in Booklover's Shop Binding. An amusing work; Dibdin's best known.

The real action takes place in the footnotes, so copious and detailed that they overwhelm the main text. The bindery traces its lineage back to The Club Bindery, founded in by members of the Grolier Club to provide exceptionally fine binding for American collectors. Jackson 16; Neuburg 5; Windle and Pippin A11a. Provenance: Henry Alden Sherwin morocco booklabel Circa full crushed brown morocco, gilt, a.

Hardy Maillard Pilon". Small paper repair to margin of title, else fine Title vignette. Published by Henry Bohn, London About this Item: Henry Bohn, London, First edition, ordinary paper copy. With the errata slip pasted to last page.

BIBLIOMANIA or BOOK-MADNESS Thomas Frognall Dibdin - [Ltd Ed] Vols 3 & 4 - Panoply Books

Jackson 82; Windle and Pippin A Provenance: Vernon Watley bookplate Later half brown morocco, a. Internally clean, boards rubbed pp. Published by [Wm. Davy for] Henry Bohn, London Paul, MN, U. About this Item: [Wm. Davy for] Henry Bohn, London, First edition, 8vo, pp. Owing to the agitation regarding Reform, and perhaps also because of cholera epidemics, the rare book market appeared to Dibdin to be very low indeed.

His diatribe was touched off by the absurdly inadequate prices that the original manuscripts of the Waverley Novels fetched at Evans' sale, 19 August Dibdin's natural optimism made him prophesy that the depression in books would not last long.

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One hundred copies of this book printed on large paper were [also] issued. One of one hundred large paper copies. Provenance: Baron Northwick bokplate , Robert S. Pirie bookplate Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine gilt, blind-tooled dentelle; stain on top of the spine, small scrape on exterior margin of first cover, some light spotting on first and last pages pp with errata slip tipped in at B1. About this Item: London: Bohn, Tall thick 8vo, 2 , [i-vii], vii-xiv, , 63, 1 , xxxiii pp.

Full pebbled brown morocco with gilt fillet borders, gilt turn-ins, gilt-panelled backstrip, raised bands, gilt top, rebacked retaining original backstrip. The Huntington and Rabaiotti large-paper copies state 55 copies on plate 2 see above. Bound in white boards in the Huth sale, in two volumes. Price 3 guineas and 5 guineas according to Lowndes. More options. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. Contributor Heber, Richard, Contents Synopsis: The bibliomania: I. History of; or an account of eminent book collectors who have fallen victims to it II.

Symptoms of; being a passion for: 1. Large paper copies; 2.

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Uncut copies; 3. Illustrated copies; 4. Unique copies; 5. Vellum copies; 6. First editions; 7. True editions; 8. Black letter editions III.

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Cure of: 1. Reading useful works; 2. Reprints of scarce and valuable works; 3. Editing our best ancient writers; 4. Erection of public institutions; 5. Encouragement of bibliography. Subject Bibliomania. Bibliographic information. Publication date Note Errata p. Synopsis p. Browse related items Start at call number: Z