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

Bound by Charles Smith

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. 3 vols. Imperial 8vo. Bound by Charles Smith. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco by Charles Smith, covers gilt ruled with gilt side-pieces along central panel, spines in six compartments with elaborate gilt scrollwork, gilt turn-ins, blue silk doublures with gilt cornerpieces duplicated on silk free endpapers, a.e.g. Foxed, minor rubbing to boards, an attractive copy. Windle & Pippin A28; Jackson no.40; Hart no.186; Bigmore and Wyman pp. 169-70. Provenance: R.P. Hooper (bookplate). Item #306787

Dibdin's lavish work in an ornate binding by Charles Smith, one of the more active and competent binders in London of the 1810s-'30s, with his "13 Church St Soho" ticket in volume 1.

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