Book collectors miscellaneous papers, 1649-1937.
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Eldest son of James Boswell, the elder. From the description of Autograph letter signed, 1821 Oct. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270514153 Eldest son of James Boswell. From the description of Autograph letter in verse signed : Edinburgh, to Andrew Gibb, Auchinleck House, Edinburgh, 1792 [Jan.] 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270513485 ...
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...