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The bibliographer's manual of English literature : containing an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of printing ; with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of the rarer articles, and the prices at which they have been sold in the present century by  William Thomas LOWNDES - First - 1834 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books and Biblio.com

The bibliographer's manual of English literature : containing an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of printing ; with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of the rarer articles, and the prices at which they have been sold in the present century

by LOWNDES, William Thomas

Condition: Near Fine


1834 1ed Lowndes Bibliographer's Manual English Literature FAMOUS Bibliography

William Lowndes, a 19th-century English bibliographer, wrote what is considered one of the most important and best systematic bibliographies ever published. 'The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature' was the first work of its kind and is utterly filled with descriptive and annotative sketches of authors and their works from the earliest printing through the 19th-century. Notably, this work is still referenced today by biographers, researchers, and booksellers.

This fine 1834 first edition is beautifully leather bound with the original boards used on both volumes. An exquisite piece of an important work!

Item number: #6654

Price: $750

LOWNDES, William Thomas

The bibliographer's manual of English literature : containing an account of rare, curious, and useful books, published in or relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the invention of printing ; with bibliographical and critical notices, collations of the rarer articles, and the prices at which they have been sold in the present century

London: William Pickering, 1834. First edition.

Details:

· Collation: Complete with all pages

o 2 Volumes

o Vol. 1: [xii], 1054, [2]

o Vol. II: [3], 1055-2002, [2]

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~8.5in X 6.5in (21.5cm x 14cm)

· Auction records and price comparisons at over $1500

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