DIBDIN, THOMAS FROGNALL. Letters to William Pickering, 1826-1830
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Thomas Frognall Dibdin: Letters to William Pickering, 1826-1830


Main Entry
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847.

Letters: to William Pickering, 1826-1830.

Physical Description
1 box (.5 linear ft.)

Historical/Biographical Note
Pickering was an antiquarian bookseller and publisher of taste, known for his reprints of classical authors in a small format (“Diamond Classics) and an edition of the English poets in 53 volumes; Dibdin was an English bibliophile and antiquary whose Bibliomania (1809) spurred interest in rare books and early editions.

Scope and Contents
Thirty-seven ALS concerning personal and literary matters, Dibdin’s financial problems, and mutual acquaintances including John Major, who published Dibdin’s translation of Thomas a Kempis’ Imitation of Christ with Pickering in 1828.

Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847. Correspondence.
Pickering, William, 1796-1854. Correspondence.
Major, John, 1782-1849.

Book collecting. England. 19th century.
Book collectors. England. 19th century.
Publishers and publishing. England. 19th century.

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Antiquarian booksellers. England. 19th century.
Book collectors. England. 19th century.

Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.
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