The British Librarian

By Oldys, William

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London: Printed for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn, 1738. Octavo. [iv], viii, 402pp. []1, A4, b2, B4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Fff4. Contemporary calf, repaired. ESTC T147996; Lowndes 1723..
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London: printed for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn, 1738. First Collected Edition . Full Calf. Good/None Issued. 8vo. 8vo., pp. [ii] vii [v] 402. Without the final advertisement leaf listed in ESTC. This is the collected reprint of the six parts, January-June 1737, with continuous pagination and register. Later full polished tan calf gilt, rubbed, neatly rebacked with old… Read more
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image of The British Librarian: exhibiting a compendious Review or Abstract of our most scarce, useful, and valuable Books in all Sciences, as well in Manuscript as in Print: with many Characters, historical and critical, of the Authors, their Antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted, and useful to all Readers.

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8vo. London: Printed for T. Osborne..., 1738. 8vo, [ii], vii [xii, contents], 402 pp. Contemporary calf, backstrip consolidated and upper hinge with slight splitting but quite firm, a good sound copy. § First edition of the first Library Manual in English and one of the earliest (if not the earliest) books in English on old and rare books.… Read more
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London: T. Osborne, 1738. In 1737 William Oldys, who was later librarian to the Earl of Oxford, published anonymously The British Librarian, in six monthly numbers from January to June, 1737. Among the works discussed are Hakluyt's Voyages, Froissart's Chronicles, Caxton's translation of Virgil's Aeneid, Sir Thomas More's English works. Old calf with five raised bands over cords to… Read more
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The British Librarian (1738)

by William Oldys

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2010-09-10
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9781166196790
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Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010-09-10. Paperback. Good.
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