Autograph letters signed from Francis Douce to various recipients [manuscript], 1820.
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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...
English author and antiquary. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [London], to Isaac d'Israeli, 1822 May 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270522642 Francis Douce (1757-1834) was an antiquary and collector. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography . From the guide to the Oriental manuscripts of Francis Douce, c. 1st century B.C.-18th century, (University of Oxford, Department of Oriental Collections, Bodleian Library) ...