A collection of five of his writings, along with a related item, bound in one volume, including a contemporary manuscript of his Lincolne Nosegay. 8vo, cont. olive straight-grained half-morocco & red boards, gilt, flat spine gilt, t.e.g., others largely uncut. Thomas Frognall DIBDIN.
A collection of five of his writings, along with a related item, bound in one volume, including a contemporary manuscript of his Lincolne Nosegay. 8vo, cont. olive straight-grained half-morocco & red boards, gilt, flat spine gilt, t.e.g., others largely uncut.
A collection of five of his writings, along with a related item, bound in one volume, including a contemporary manuscript of his Lincolne Nosegay. 8vo, cont. olive straight-grained half-morocco & red boards, gilt, flat spine gilt, t.e.g., others largely uncut.

An Interesting Collection

A collection of five of his writings, along with a related item, bound in one volume, including a contemporary manuscript of his Lincolne Nosegay. 8vo, cont. olive straight-grained half-morocco & red boards, gilt, flat spine gilt, t.e.g., others largely uncut.

London & Paris: 1810-22.

A rather wonderful collection of five of Dibdin’s writings, including one — item 3 — unknown to Jackson and clearly not seen by Windle and Pippin.

1. Not Published; Only fifty Copies Printed. Specimen of an English De Bure. 32 pp. 8vo. London: Harding & Wright, 1810. First edition, limited to fifty copies. This is a presentation copy: “With the Authors kind Compts” (name of the recipient trimmed away). Jackson 24. Windle & Pippin A12.

2. Book Rarities; or a Descriptive Catalogue of some of the most Curious, Rare, and Valuable Books of Early Date; chiefly in the Collection of the Right Honourable George John Earl Spencer, K.G. &c. &c. &c. Three facsimile illus. in the text. iv, 34 pp., one blank leaf. 8vo. London: Printed by W. Bulmer, 1811. First edition, limited to 36 copies only (so printed on the half-title), and with a presentation inscription on the same leaf: “With the Author’s respectful Compliments.” Jackson 28. Windle & Pippin A17.

3. “On the Vulgate Bible of 1450–1455,” pp. 471-84. 8vo. [London]: 1811 (Dibdin’s article dated “Nov. 9, 1811.” 14 pp. 8vo. Published in the Classical Journal, Vol. 4. Apparently a variant of Observations on the Mentz Bible, Printed 1450–1455. See Jackson 29 and Windle & Pippin A18–(unknown to Jackson and clearly not seen by Windle & Pippin).

4. [Heading on page [3]:] Bibliography: A Poem. [Heading on page [1]:] Not published. Only Fifty Copies Printed. 24 pp. London: Harding & Wright, Printers, 1812. First edition, only fifty copies printed. Jackson 31. Windle & Pippin A20.

5. Contemporary manuscript of The Lincolne Nosegay. 16 pages. Small 8vo (166 x 104 mm.). Ca. 1820.

6. LESNÉ, Mathurin Marie. Lettre d’un Relieur français à un Bibliographe anglais. [3]-28 pp. 8vo. Paris: Crapelet, 1822. First edition, ordinary paper copy. Jackson 53. Windle & Pippin D10.

Bookplate of Joseph Neeld (1789-1856) and Major J.R. Abbey (his sale, Sotheby’s, 14 November 1966, lot 859).

Fine copies.

Price: $25,000.00

Item ID: 5280

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