Item #261849 The Bibliographical Decameron; Or Ten Days' Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts and subjects connected with early Engraving, Typography and Bibliography. The Reverend Thomas Frognall Dibdin.

The Bibliographical Decameron; Or Ten Days' Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts and subjects connected with early Engraving, Typography and Bibliography.

London: Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press, 1817.

First edition, with half-titles and errata. Hundreds of engravings and examples of type etc., some tinted in red and blue, and slip of gold printing with directions to binder slip at vol. II, p. 417. 3 vols. Imperial 8vo (9-3/4 x 6 inches). Bound in contemporary three quarters blue pebbled morocco, spine gilt and marbled boards and edges. Fine, small bump to some pages in Vol. I. Bookplate of The Right Hon. Charles Abbot (prob. Charles Abbot, 1st Baron Colchester) in Vols II & III Windle & Pippin A28; Jackson no.40; Hart no.186; Bigmore and Wyman pp. 169-70. Item #261849

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