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EBERT, Friedrich Adolf (1791-1834). Allgemeines Bibliographisches Lexicon. Leipzig: F.A. Brockhaus, 1821-1830.
2 volumes, 4o (259 x 212 mm). Half-titles. (Some pale spotting.) Nineteenth-century Italian half vellum, marbled boards, tan morocco lettering pieces (some minor rubbing). Provenance: Pregliasco (pencil inscription dated May 1926).
FIRST EDITION. "Whereas Brunet and Graesse emphasized bibliophilic aspects, this general bibliography stresses the scholarly value of its 24,280 selections arranged in one long author alphabet. Its chief usefulness lies in the learned annotations provided by the well-known Dresden librarian" (Breslauer & Folter 122). Besterman I, 911; Bigmore & Wyman I, 193. (2)
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