The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature; containing an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of printing with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of the rarer articles and the price at which they have been sold. [6 volumes].

By: LOWNDES, William Thomas; Henry G. BOHN.

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With additional title pages published by London: Henry G. Bohn, 1857-1885. New edition, revised, corrected and enlarged. Six volumes, including appendix. Small 8vo. iv, 576; iv, [577]-1155; viii, 1157-1756; [ii], iv, 1433*-****, 1757-2400; iv, 2401-3027; [ii], v,[iii], 336 pp. Index. Later gilt-stamped brown buckram, with dark brown leather spine labels, marbled fore-edges; some hinges repaired, rubbed. Burndy bookplates. Very good. COMPLETE SET. William Thomas Lowndes (ca. 1798 – 1843), English bibliographer, son of a London bookseller. His principal work, The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature—the first systematic work of its kind—was published in four volumes in 1834. It took Lowndes fourteen years to compile, but, despite its merits, brought him neither fame nor money. Subsequently, he became cataloguer to the bookseller and publisher Henry George Bohn. In 1839 he published the first parts of The British Librarian, designed to supplement his early manual, but owing to failing health did not complete the work. EXTRA POSTAGE WILL BE REQUIRED.

Title: The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature; containing an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of printing with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of the rarer articles and the price at which they have been sold. [6 volumes].

Author Name: LOWNDES, William Thomas; Henry G. BOHN.

Categories: Bibliography,

Publisher: London:, George Bell and Sons, 1883.: 1883

lbs: 3.00 lbs

Seller ID: S11729

Keywords: Bibliography