Item #56175 BIBLIOMANIA; or, BOOK-MADNESS: A Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts. Illustrated with Cuts. Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
BIBLIOMANIA; or, BOOK-MADNESS: A Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts. Illustrated with Cuts.
BIBLIOMANIA; or, BOOK-MADNESS: A Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts. Illustrated with Cuts.

BIBLIOMANIA; or, BOOK-MADNESS: A Bibliographical Romance, in Six Parts. Illustrated with Cuts.

London: Prvately primted, (1811). Second edition. Though the 1809 first edition bears the same name, it was an 80-page mock treatise on the diagnose and cure of the dreaded "book-disease" whereas this 1811 version is nearly 800 pages and consists of "dialogues on books and book-collecting conducted by a set of male characters (many based on Dibdin's actual friends), two of whom court shadowy female figures in the intervals between their more intense romancing of books" and is "embellished with extensive footnotes on bibliography and the history of book collecting" (Wikipedia). 8vo contemporary gilt-stamped polished calf re-backed at some point in pebble-grain leather with gilt-stamped lettering and blind-stamped ornaments and rules. This copy with extra Vol II title page from the large-paper issue inserted following page [276] as sometimes seen and with what would appear to be a handwritten “manuscript key” naming 11 of the figures from the book [Windle A11c]. Outer hinge front cover cracked but still holding, smattering of foxing, title vignette has offset to frontis and verso. THE VERSION THAT BROUGHT HIM FAME.
Item #56175

Price: $600.00

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