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    Sale 7725

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts, Including Fine Plate books from an Historic Continental Library

    3 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 269

    DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall (1776-1847). The Bibliographical Decameron. London: by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author, 1817. 3 volumes, 8° (242 x 150mm). With half-titles. 37 engraved plates, one of these double-page and one folding, numerous engraved illustrations, many on india paper (light spotting in the plates and occasional offsetting, plates of vol. 3 with dampstain in the bottom margin). Contemporary russia, sides framed in gilt and blind, edges marbled (spines lightly faded, light scuffing, spotting in the blanks).

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    DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall (1776-1847). The Bibliographical Decameron. London: by W. Bulmer and Co. for the author, 1817. 3 volumes, 8° (242 x 150mm). With half-titles. 37 engraved plates, one of these double-page and one folding, numerous engraved illustrations, many on india paper (light spotting in the plates and occasional offsetting, plates of vol. 3 with dampstain in the bottom margin). Contemporary russia, sides framed in gilt and blind, edges marbled (spines lightly faded, light scuffing, spotting in the blanks).

    FIRST EDITION IN A FINE BINDING. 'It is perhaps the most lavish of all Dibdin's works... its publication was a financial success and doubtless marks the high-water mark of the Dibdinian bibliomania' (Jackson). This copy, as usual, bound without plate 9 in volume I. Windle & Pippin A28; Jackson 40. (3)


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