Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter addressed to the Author of the "Bibliomania." By Mercurius Rusticus. With notes by Cato Parvus. Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter addressed to the Author of the "Bibliomania." By Mercurius Rusticus. With notes by Cato Parvus
Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter addressed to the Author of the "Bibliomania." By Mercurius Rusticus. With notes by Cato Parvus
Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter addressed to the Author of the "Bibliomania." By Mercurius Rusticus. With notes by Cato Parvus
Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter addressed to the Author of the "Bibliomania." By Mercurius Rusticus. With notes by Cato Parvus
Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter addressed to the Author of the "Bibliomania." By Mercurius Rusticus. With notes by Cato Parvus

Large paper presentation copy with ALS

Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter addressed to the Author of the "Bibliomania." By Mercurius Rusticus. With notes by Cato Parvus.

London: Henry Bohn, 1832.

One of 100 Large Paper Copies. 102 pp. With the errata slip tipped in at B1. 8vo (221 x 140 mm). Large paper presentation copy with ALS. Original boards, printed paper label to upper cover, manuscript spine title. Some minor wear to boards but a remarkably clean copy. Jackson 82. Provenance: Grege Johannis Platt (armorial bookplate by J.D. Batten dated 1892). Item #306702

A large paper presentation copy, inscribed: "John Rawlinson Esq. / From Mercurius Rusticus." With an amusing ALS of Dibdin presenting the book to Rawlinson laid in:
"May 22/32.
My Dear Sir
Finding that I have no copy of the Bibliophobia upon small paper, I shall be forced to compel you to put up with a Large paper copy of that capricious but orginal performance. It was written 'calamo currentisimo.' [sic] Yours Ever TFD"

Rawlinson is included on the subscriber's list of Dibdin's Tour of Northern England and Scotland (1838).

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