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DIBDIN (Rev. Thomas Frognal). The Bibliographical Decameron: or, Ten Days Pleasant Discourse upon Illuminated Manuscripts, and Subjects Connected with Early Engraving, Typography, and Bibliography.1817

London: Printed for the Author, by W. Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare Press, First Edition, 3 vols., 4to (270 x 185 mm), [6], vi, [2], ccxxv, [1], 410, [2]; [4], 535, [3]; [4], 544, [4]pp., with half-titles, one of 50 large paper copies, 37 engraved plates (without the 'Presentation in the Temple' plate which was not ready at publication and occurs in only a very few copies), numerous woodcuts engraved vignettes, several printed in red or blue, some mounted, some light spotting and offsetting as usual, marbled endpapers, contemporary full blue-green morocco, decorated in gilt with interlacing geometrical design on the covers, richly tooled gilt morocco doublures, flat spines lettered in gilt direct, all edges gilt, spine slightly faded, some slight edge-wear to bindings otherwise a hndsome set. A fine copy of the rare large paper issue of the author's most lavish publication and the high water of Dibdinian Bibliomania. Jackson 40; Windle & Pippin A28.

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