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Reminiscences of a Literary Life 2 Volume Set

Reminiscences of a Literary Life 2 Volume Set
2 Volume Paperback Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - History of Printing, Publishing and Libraries

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108009355

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  • First published in 1836, this lively two-volume autobiography of Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776–1847) reveals the background and mindset of this fascinating character. Best-known for helping to stimulate interest in bibliography and for his enthusiasm in promoting book collecting among the aristocracy, the English bibliographer adopts a conversational and anecdotal tone as he shares the details of his life and work with the reader. Dibdin focuses on his education and formative years, his publications and life in London, and especially on his love of books and private libraries and their importance in his life. Drawing upon letters and literature throughout, Dibdin recounts many entertaining tales, including an unfortunate encounter with a 'savage-hearted critic' at a dinner party, and introduces the influential characters he meets along the way.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108009355
    • length: 1046 pages
    • dimensions: 322 x 252 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.75kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I: Preface
    List of subscribers
    1. Parental history
    2. Schoolboy days
    3. College life
    4. Choice of a profession
    5. Authorship
    6. Publications
    7. Roxburghiana
    8. The Spencer Library
    Volume II:
    9. Althorp
    10. Publications continued
    11. Kensingtoniana
    12. London
    13. Sketches of private libraries.

  • Author

    Thomas Frognall Dibdin

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