A Roland for an Oliver; Or, Brief Remarks upon the Preface and Notes of G.A. Crapelet, attached to his Translation of the Thirtieth Letter of The Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour. Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
A Roland for an Oliver; Or, Brief Remarks upon the Preface and Notes of G.A. Crapelet, attached to his Translation of the Thirtieth Letter of The Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour

A Roland for an Oliver; Or, Brief Remarks upon the Preface and Notes of G.A. Crapelet, attached to his Translation of the Thirtieth Letter of The Bibliographical, Antiquarian, and Picturesque Tour.

London: 1821.

First edition, one of only 36 copies. [4], v, [1], 31, [3] pages, including half-title and final blank. 1 vols. 4to (268 x 169 mm). Bound in contemporary citron morocco gilt by Charles Lewis. About fine. Jackson 51; Windle & Pippin A40. Provenance: Philip Hofer (bookplate); Eric H.L. Sexton (ball-point pen inscription to first blank). Item #306706

One of only 36 copies printed of this reply to the French printer Crapelet's harsh criticisms of Dibdin's chapter on Paris in his Bibliographical Tour (1821). This copy in a fine contemporary binding by Charles Lewis, and with distinguished collector's provenance, bearing the bookplate of Philip Hofer and with his inscription penned to the first blank: "To Eric H. L. Sexton, with warm regards from his fellow collector, 7 November '58. P.H."

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