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Bibliomania, or, book-madness

DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall

Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1809
From B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA (Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)

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Title in black with red. Half calf over linen; preliminary and last leaves foxed, interior and text in generally excellent condition. First edition of this popular book which passed through many later editions. This work was inspired by another, published under the same title, by John Ferrier, M.D. Ferrier had extensive medical experience and did himself suffer from the disease which he named Biblio-Mania. His work, in verse, begins: What wild desires, what restless torments seize The hapless man, who feels the book-disease.Dibdin was the originator and vice-president of the Roxburghe Club, founded in 1812, the first of the numerous book clubs which have done such service to literature. Bookseller Inventory # 12989

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Title: Bibliomania, or, book-madness

Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London

Publication Date: 1809

Edition: FIRST EDITION.

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