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DIBDIN (Rev. Thomas Frognall). An Introduction to the Knowledge of Rare and Valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics. Together with an Account of Polyglot Bibles, Polyglot Psalters, Hebrew Bibles, Greek Bibles and Greek Testaments; the Greek Fathers, and the Latin Fathers.1827

London: Printed for Harding and Lepard and G.B. Whittaker, Fourth edition, greatly enlarged and corrected, 2 vols., 4to (265 x 190 mm), [4], xiii, [1, blank], 562; [4], 579, [1]pp., with half-titles, large paper copy, inserted engraved portrait of Dibdin browned and offset (Windle & Pippin, E6 b), one engraved plate (offset), specimen leaf from Pickering's Diamond Edition of the Greek New Testament pasted in, some minor spotting and browning to fore-edges, endpapers renewed, recent half calf, marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt and blind, a.e.g. "This edition is entirely rewritten, and contains for the first time an account of the best editions of the Hebrew Bibles and of the Greek and Latin Fathers..."—Jackson. Provenance: Retained by the binder: Armorial bookplate of George Chetwynd with small neat blind-stamp of Grendon Hall to title pages; William Morris label 'From the Library of William Morris, Kelmscott House, Hammersmith'; later armorial bookplate of Rawleigh Hazen Ralls. Jackson, 6; Windle & Pippin, A 3d & E6 b.

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