Thomas Frognall Dibdin letters, 1818-1820.


Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847. Thomas Frognall Dibdin letters, 1818-1820.

Thomas Frognall Dibdin letters, 1818-1820.

Letters written to Dibdin. All of the material is concerned with the execution of drawings, etched and or engraved plates and woodcuts for Dibdin, perhaps in preparation for his BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ANTIQUARIAN AND PICTURESQUE TOUR IN FRANCE AND GERMANY (1821). Chief among the correspondents are the English engravers James Mitan, George Hollis, and Frederick C. Lewis.

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Lewis, Frederick Christian, 1779-1856 (person)

English engraver and landscape painter. From the description of Autograph letters signed (14) : [n.p.], to J. Hogarth, printseller, Haymarket, 1849 Aug.-1853 June. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270871322 ...

Hollis, George Truett, 1928- (person)

Mitan, James, 1776-1822 (person)

Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847 (person)

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...