The British Librarian; Exhibiting a Compendious Review or Abstract of Our Most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable Books in All Sciences, as Well in Manuscript as in Print: with many Characters, historical and critical, of the Authors, their Antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted, and useful to all Readers. William Oldys.
The British Librarian; Exhibiting a Compendious Review or Abstract of Our Most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable Books in All Sciences, as Well in Manuscript as in Print: with many Characters, historical and critical, of the Authors, their Antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted, and useful to all Readers
The British Librarian; Exhibiting a Compendious Review or Abstract of Our Most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable Books in All Sciences, as Well in Manuscript as in Print: with many Characters, historical and critical, of the Authors, their Antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted, and useful to all Readers

James Bindley Copy

The British Librarian; Exhibiting a Compendious Review or Abstract of Our Most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable Books in All Sciences, as Well in Manuscript as in Print: with many Characters, historical and critical, of the Authors, their Antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted, and useful to all Readers.

London: Printed for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn, 1738.

First Edition, with index. [ii], vii [viii, contents], 402 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. James Bindley Copy. Contemporary vellum, brown leather title label. Bookplate of James Bindley Esq. M.A. F.S.A. with a note in his hand "# Mem: No more of thgis Work ws ever Published, than the six Numbers contained in this Volume. J.B. 1775." Item #262101

Oldys who became the librarian to the Earl of Oxford

Jmaes Bindley (1737-1818), son of a distiller, educated at Charterhouse and Peterhouse, Cambrdge was a famous collector of rare books. His sales at Evans of Pall mall brought £20000 between 1818-1821.

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