Philobiblon: A Treatise on the Love of Books . Written in MCCCXLIV Amd Translated from the First ...

Philobiblon: A Treatise on the Love of Books . Written in MCCCXLIV Amd Translated from the First Edition of MCCCCLXXIII with Some Collations

De Bury, Richard

Published by Printed for Thomas Rodd, 1832
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Modern, but very well-done quarter leather, with raised bands, black leather title label on spine, gilt lettering, impressed fleur de leys in panels. Marbeled boards. Clean and fresh internally. Handwritten "erratum" inserted facing preface. From E.C. Thomas's bibliographical essay of De Bury's Philobiblon (Shakespeare Head Press, 1959): "In 1832 there appeared an anonymous English translation of the Philobiblon, London: Printed for Thomas Rudd . (8vo, pp. vii, 151), Lord Campbell, in the first volume of the Lives of Chancellors, published in 1845, cites it anonymously, but it is known to have been translated by Mr. John Bellingham Inglis, a student and collector of early printed books. The translation is a work of more spirit than accuracy, and Inglis has too slavishly followed the edition of 1473, under the mistaken idea that it was most likely to represent the genuine text of the author. He has added 'a few collations' which are, however, confinded to printed editions, and thirty seven pages of notes, devoted largely to what Dibdin describes as 'unprovoked and unjustifiable abuse of the English Church and her Ministers.' Probably only a small edition was printed, as the work has become scarce.". Bookseller Inventory # 8674

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Title: Philobiblon: A Treatise on the Love of Books...

Publisher: Printed for Thomas Rodd

Publication Date: 1832

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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