Autograph letter signed : to T.F. Dibdin, 1835 July 24.
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English man of letters. From the description of Autograph letter in third person : "Bloomsbury Square," to Mr. Dyer, 1819 Jan. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270513421 Isaac Disraeli, English writer. His volumes of biographical anecdotes, Curiosities of Literature (1791-1823), were highly popular throughout the 19th century. He is the father of Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister and novelist. From the description of Isaac Disraeli manuscript material : ...
Thomas Frognall Dibdin was born in Calcutta, and orphaned at a young age; he was raised by relatives in England, and educated at Oxford. He trained to practice law, but took holy orders instead. Throughout his enigmatic and somewhat controversial life as an author, librarian, bibliographer, and bibliophile, Dibdin contributed significantly to revitalizing the popularity of books on England. He wrote poetry, and essays celebrating books, but was best known for his numerous bibliographies, which w...