Bibliomania; or Book-madness; : a bibliographical romance. Illustrated with cuts. (Book, 1842) []
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Bibliomania; or Book-madness; : a bibliographical romance. Illustrated with cuts.

Author: Thomas Frognall Dibdin; Benjamin Bensley
Publisher: London : Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent-Garden, MDCCCXLII. [1842]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New and improved edition,View all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Portraits
Named Person: Martin Luther; Philip Melanchthon; Benjamin Heath; Benjamin Heath; Martin Luther; Philip Melanchthon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Frognall Dibdin; Benjamin Bensley
OCLC Number: 1021063020
Notes: Vol. 2 has the half-title only: Bibliomania. Vol. II.
Frontispiece portraits of Luther and Melancthon, v. 1, signed "P.D." The title page vignette is "engraved by S. Freeman." Frontispiece portrait of Dr. Benjamin Heath, v. 2, signed "W. Dickes del. Bonner sc." Other engravings are also by Bonner.
Dedicated to the Earl of Powis, president of the Roxburgh Club.
Title page, and some others, printed in red and black.
"Bensley, printer, Woking."--Title page verso.
Paged continuously.
Vol. 1: [2], xiv, xxxiii, [3], 63, [1], 207, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates; v. 2: [5], 212-618 p., [1] leaf of plates.
"The bibliomania; or Book-madness; containing some account of the history, symptoms, and cure of this fatal disease. In an epistle addressed to Richard Heber, Esq. By the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, F.S.A. ... London: Reprinted from the first edition, published in 1809"--Page [2], 63, following preliminaries and indexes.
"P.S.--The late Mr. Walmsley--who employed me to print this present edition ... frequently urged me to append a short account of the progress of our art during the last thirty years--i.e. since the publication of the former edition of Bibliomania. The subject is too diffuse for a mere note ... I shall therefore merely mention some events which have had such influence on our art as that the case is now very different to what it was thirty years ago ..."--Page [617]-618. Signed: B. Bensley. Woking, Surrey, June 18, 1842.
SC-SPCOLL copy: half leather over marbled boards, gilt lettering and decoration on spine, raised bands, marbled lining papers.
SC-SPCOLL copy: Gift of Robert C. Brandeis.
Description: 2 v. in 1 : ill., ports. ; 26 cm.
Responsibility: By Thomas Frognall Dibdin, D.D.


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