Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer, K. G., &c. &c. &c, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)

Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer, K. G., &c. &c. &c, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)[Reading] ➿ Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer, K. G., &c. &c. &c, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint) ➶ Thomas Frognall Dibdin – Heartforum.co.uk Excerpt from Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer, K G C C Excerpt from Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or or a MOBI î a Descriptive Catalogue of the books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer, K G C C C, Volof the importance Bibliotheca Spenceriana, PDF/EPUB or of having such books carefully collated N O pains, therefore, have been spared in ascertaining the number of the leaves, and the order of the signatures The latter attempt has never before, to my knowledge, been accomplished in regard Spenceriana, or a eBook ☆ to foreign publications But notwithstanding every effort to be accurate, I am far from supposing that the work is faultless in these particulars It may however boast of a comparatively near approach to accuracys In respect to the description of the con dition of each copy, it may be safely affirmed that such description is equally honest and particular A Collection of books, so splen did and uncommon as is the present, will not easily have its lustre dimmed by the unavoidable introduction of a few indifferent copies In regard to those Editions where the names of printers, the places, and the dates are omitted, all that can be reasonably expected is, to state probable conjectures The study OF bibliography in this country is perhaps in its infancy but it is vol I BAbout the PublisherForgotten books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Thomas Frognall Dibdin or a MOBI î November , English bibliographer, born at Calcutta, was the son of Thomas Dibdin, the sailor brother of Charles DibdinDibdin was orphaned at a young age His father died in while returning Bibliotheca Spenceriana, PDF/EPUB or to England and his mother died one of the following two years, and an elderly maternal aunt eventually assumed responsibility for Dibdin He was educated at St John s College, Oxford, and studied for a time at Lincoln s Spenceriana, or a eBook ☆ Inn After an unsuccessful attempt to obtain practice as a provincial counsel at Worcester, he was ordained a clergyman at the close of , being appointed to a curacy at Kensington It was not until that he received the living of Exning in Sussex Soon afterwards he was appointed by Lord Liverpool to the rectory of St Mary s, Bryanston Square, which he held until his deathThe first of his numerous bibliographical works was his Introduction to the Knowledge of Editions of the Classics , which brought him under the notice of the second Earl Spencer, to whom he owed much important aid in his bibliographical pursuits The rich library at Althorp was thrown open to him he spent much of his time in it, and in published his Bibliotheca Spenceriana As the library was not open to the general public, the information given in the Bibliotheca was found very useful, but since its author was unable even to read the characters in which the books he described were written, the work was marred by the errors whichor less characterize all his productions This fault of inaccuracy however was less obtrusive in his series of playful, discursive works in the form of dialogues on his favourite subject, the first of which, Bibliomania , was republished with large additions in , and was very popular, passing through numerous editionsTo the same class belonged the Bibliographical Decameron, a larger work, which appeared in In he began the publication of a new and much extended edition of Ames s Typographical Antiquities The first volume was a great success, but the publication was checked by the failure of the fourth volume, and was never completed In Dibdin was commissioned by Earl Spencer to purchase books for him on the continent, an expedition described in his sumptuous Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany In he made an ambitious venture in his Library Companion, or the Young Man s Guide and Old Man s Comfort in the Choice of a Library, intended to point out the best works in all departments of literature His culture was not broad enough, however, to render him competent for the task, and the work was severely criticized For some years Dibdin gave himself up chiefly to religious literature He returned to bibliography in his Bibliophobia, or Remarks on the Present Depression in the State of Literature and the Book Trade , and the same subject furnishes the main interest of his Reminiscences of a Literary Life , and his Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and Scotland Dibdin was the originator and vice president, Earl Spencer being the president, of the Roxburghe Club, founded in , the first book club.

Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or a Descriptive Catalogue of the
    Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or a Descriptive Catalogue of the of the con dition of each copy, it may be safely affirmed that such description is equally honest and particular A Collection of books, so splen did and uncommon as is the present, will not easily have its lustre dimmed by the unavoidable introduction of a few indifferent copies In regard to those Editions where the names of printers, the places, and the dates are omitted, all that can be reasonably expected is, to state probable conjectures The study OF bibliography in this country is perhaps in its infancy but it is vol I BAbout the PublisherForgotten books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."/>
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  • Bibliotheca Spenceriana, or a Descriptive Catalogue of the Books Printed in the Fifteenth Century, and of Many Valuable First Editions, in the Library of George John Earl Spencer, K. G., &c. &c. &c, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • 28 January 2017
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