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Bibliophobia: Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter Addressed to the Author of the Bibliomania

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Title:Bibliophobia: Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter Addressed to the Author of the Bibliomania
Price:GBP£15.00 (about USD$18.80)
ISBN:9781108015592
Book ID:B009-3329
Quantity:1
Publisher:Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2010
Edition:Facsimile Edition
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:No Dust Jacket
Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket, Facsimile Edition

A publication in the Cambridge Library Collection. In 1809, Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) published the first edition of Bibliomania, focussing on the contemporary craze for book collecting. Introduced in English at the end of the eighteenth century, the term bibliomania - or book-madness - gained popularity with the publication of Dibdin s book, in which bibliophiles conduct dialogues on the nature and history of book collecting, and the symptoms of and possible remedies for this fatal disease . Published in 1832 under the pseudonym Mercurius Rusticus, Bibliophobia is a short pamphlet, which presents itself as a letter to the author of Bibliomania. The narrator, a book-lover himself, goes on a 'bibliopolistic pilgrimage' , only to find out that 'bibliomania is no more' , and that 'books are only the shadow of what they were'. From book-lovers to collectors, and from booksellers to libraries, the narrator carries out his entertaining yet melancholic investigation all the way to the Bodleian Library. First edition of the work in this format. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 102 pages. Red titles spine;. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Books on Books; Book Trade; Book Collecting; Cambridge; England; 19th century; Literature & Literary. ISBN: 110801559X. ISBN/EAN: 9781108015592. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3329.
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