June 3, 1811. Pickering Borrows a Pynson. "I shall be particularily obliged by the loan of your Pynson's... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed (“T.F. Dibdin”), to Francis Freeling
New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1898. Second edition. One of 220 copies on American hand-made paper, printed at the Marion Press, Jamaica, Queensborough, NY. Read More about First Report of a Book-Collector; Comprising: A Brief Answer to the frequent question "Why...
Paris: Georges Blaizot & Claude Guerin, Juin, 6,1972-18 Juin 1974. One of the greatest sales of the century. Read More about Bibliotheque Raphael Esmerian...in 5 Parts...Avant-propos de M. Jacques Guignard for Part I;Part...
New York: American Bible Society, 1855. Sophia Augusta Brown's Bible, Wife of John Carter Brown. The bible of Sophia Augusta Brown (1825-1909), wife of John Carter Brown, herself an active bibliophile who helped her husband build his library and oversaw its stewardship after his death. Sophia Augusta was 34 and..... Read More about The Holy Bible containing the Old and New Testaments
Ghent: J. Poelman, 1836. The first five volumes describe the books, more than 31,000 entries, which were bought en bloc and form the nucleus of the Royal Library; a sixth volume describing manuscripts was issued in 1837, and a further catalogue of prints in 1846 (neither of these two are..... Read More about Bibliotheca Hulthemiana ou catalogue méthodique de la riche et précieuse collection de livres...
London: Constable and Company Limited, 1920. First edition, number 64 of 100 signed copies. Read More about Frederick Locker-Lampson: A Character Sketch - with a small selection from letters addressed to...
New York: Privately printed, 1913. First edition, #96 of 200 copies, initialed and numbered on the half-title. Inscribed on flyleaf, "Mr. & Mrs. A.B. Payne [names partly effaced] with sincere regards of Mr. & Mrs. W.K. Bixby, St. L. 5/18/14""Includes 12 pages of text on fishing for smallmouth bass, lake..... Read More about Mohican Point on Lake George. The Summer Home of Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Bixby of St. Louis, Mo
Saint Louis: Printed for Libraries and Collectors [by D. B. Updike at the Merrymount Press], 1919. Number 8 of 60 copies as written out on the ffep. Inscribed to his Daughter and Son-in-law. Inscribed from Bixby to his daughter and son-in-law “Mr. & Mrs. A. H. Jordan, With love of..... Read More about List of Books Privately Printed by William K. Bixby and those Privately Printed by Book Clubs...
Paris: Édouard Rouveyre, Éditeur, 1891. No. 637 of 650 copies on Vélin teinté (of 750 total copies). A work on French tastes in book collecting. Read More about Des Livres Modernes qu’il convient d’acquérir
New York: James Osborne Wright, 1886. First Edition, one of 100 copies. Second chapter is entitled "Bibliomania" Read More about Iconoclasm and Whitewash and other Papers
Paris: Librairie L.(eopold) Cartaret 5, Rue Drout. 1946-1948. Read More about Le Trésor du Bibliophile. Livres Illustrés modernes 1875 à 1945 et Souvenirs d'un demi-siècle...
Bruxelles, [Mons]: Librairie Scientifique et Littéraire, 1849. No. 10 of 27 on papier de Hollande reserved for members of La Société des Bibliophiles Belges, this copy for Dr. Victor Francois of Louvain, signed on the limitation page by President Renier Chalon and Secretary Camille Wins. Read More about Album et Oeuvres Poétiques de Marguerite d'Autriche, Gouvernante des Pays-Bas, Publiés en...
Bruxelles: 6 Juin 1868. "J'étais souscripteur à votre excellent Bibliophile illustré qui, malheureusement, ne parait plus …" Reknowned bibliophilic prankster and perpetrator of the Fortsas Sale hoax, Renier Chalon writes to an editor of Bibliophile Illustré, asking for a missing number needed to complete his run of the periodical. "Vous..... Read More about Autograph Letter Signed ("R Chalon"), to an editor of Bibliophile Illustré...
Paris: Chez P. Rouquette, Libraire, Passage Choiseul,85-87, 1873. Seconde édition, one of 50 on Whatman, Copy Number 1. COPY NUMBER ONE OF 50 ON WHATMAN. Read More about Guide de l'Amateur de Livres a Gravures du XVIIIe Siècle. Revue, Corrigée et enrichie ... et...
Scarborough: printed and published by John Cole and by Longman, Hurst, et al, 1824. First edition. Limited to 158 copies, of which 100 were printed on small paper, 50 copies on large paper, and 8 on coloured paper (Lowndes p.491). This is a Large Paper Copy. The large paper copies..... Read More about A Bibliographical and Descriptive Tour from Scarborough to the Library of a Philobiblist in its...
Paris: La Librairie de "L'Art" 1887. First edition, ONE OF 500 COPIES (total edition of 650) in one volume, on Japon. Delightful potpourri by the Vice-President of la Société des Amis des Livres, with everything for the collector of books, paintings, drawings, autographs, pottery, and knick-knacks - with a plethora..... Read More about Racontars Illustrés d'un Vieux Collectionneur
Paris: D. Morgand & C. Fatout, 1878. First edition, one of 10 copies on Whatman paper, "avec tirages successifs d'un chromo", in a total edition of 620 copies. Read More about Voyage dans un grenier: bouquins, faïences, autographes & bibelots
[London: Chiswick Press], 1878. First edition, ONE OF 25 COPIES ARE PRINTED BY CHARLES WHITTINGHAM, of the Chiswick Press, London. COLLECTOR'S COPY. Collector's own copy with his shelf locations marked opposite entries and interleaved. Read More about Catalogue of the Library at Brook House Park Lane belonging to Sir Dudley Coutts Majoribanks,...
Original artwork for the bookplate of collector and bookseller Henry Siegel. Read More about Original ink drawing of a leaping salmon within a border of waves, for the bookplate of...
Paris: Éditions du la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne Édouard Rouveyre, 1879. Large paper, Number 71 of an edition of 100, of which this one of 50 porinted in color (green). Read More about Le Luxe des Livres
London: Printed for Harding, Triphook, and Lepard, Finsbury-Square and J. Major, Fleet Street, 1824. Large paper copy of the first edition. LARGE PAPER COPY. Pagination not as called for in Pippin and Windle, who call for continuous pagination. Read More about The Library Companion; or, The Young Man's Guide, and the Old Man's Comfort, in the Choice of a...
Cheltenham: H. Ruff, 1803. First edition. Read More about The History of Cheltenham and its Environs: Including an Inquiry into the Nature and Properties...
London: Printed for the Author, by William Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, 1821. First edition, one of 100 large paper copies. First edition, large paper copy, of Dibdin's "amusing account pf his travels, with descriptions of of the contents of several of the chief libraries of Europe” (DNB), profusely..... Read More about A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France
London: Printed for the Author by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol, Shakespeare Press, 1821. First edition, Large paper copy. With 2 Original Drawings by George Lewis. First edition, large paper copy, of Dibdin's "amusing account of his travels, with descriptions of of the contents of several of the chief libraries..... Read More about A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany
London: Printed for the author by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakespeare Press, 1817. First edition. Read More about The Bibliographical Decameron; Or Ten Days' Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts and...
June 11. Reading in part: "...as I shall want £40 tomorrow at my banker's I am in full peparation for my farewell address on Friday..." Read More about ALS. To Collector William Upcott. About money, etc