A bibliographical antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany: Dibdin, T.J., Rev A bibliographical antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany: Dibdin, T.J., Rev A bibliographical antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany: Dibdin, T.J., Rev

A bibliographical antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany

Dibdin, T.J., Rev

Published by printed for the author, by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, London, 1821
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First edition, 1000 copies printed, this one of 900 of the regular issue; 3 volumes, large, thick 8vo, vignette title pages in each volume, 83 plates (5 double-page, 3 printed in sepia, and 1 colored), 64 other illustrations on India paper mounted in the text, plus a multitude of textual illustrations throughout, 4 printed in red; bound without half-titles in slightly later full tan calf, double gilt rules on covers, black morocco labels on gilt decorated spines, a.e.g.; edges worn, upper joint on vol. III restored, a number of the plates foxed (largely confined to the margins); a good, sound set. This copy enhanced with a presentation in each volume to "B. C. Brodie Esq. from the author." With the bookplates of B. C. Brodie and B. H. Goldschmidt in each volume. Benjamin Collins Brodie was author of the classic Pathological and Surgical Observations on the Diseases of the Joints (G-M 4311). "The collation is very irregular by reason of the fact that all illustrations in the text, being printed on India paper pasted-in, are on separately inserted leaves ? This Voyage Pittoresque is lavishly illustrated, mainly with copperplates after drawings by G.R. Lewis and others. Dibdin says he spent over 7000 pounds on the book, being the first patron to pay 100 guineas for a plate ? It has been unkindly said of this book that it would have been better without any text. However, it does contain a modicum of bibliographical information that is still useful if used with due caution" (Jackson). Lowndes notes that it "contains much useful and curious information" on the libraries and private collections of Europe. The second edition of 1829 is abridged and omits all but 5 of the original plates. Windle & Pippin note but a single presentation copy, that from Dibdin to his son. Jackson 48; Lowndes I, 641; Windle & Pippin A38a. Bookseller Inventory # 31659

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Title: A bibliographical antiquarian and ...

Publisher: printed for the author, by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, London

Publication Date: 1821

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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