WINDLE, JOHN. Papers re Thomas Frognall Dibdin, 1776-1847: a Bibliography, 1988-1999
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John Windle: Papers Relating to
Thomas Frognall Dibdin: A Bibliography, ca. 1988-1999

RLIN ID No.
NYGG01-A65

Main Entry
Windle, John.

Title
Papers relating to Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847): a Bibliography, [ca. 1988-1999].

Physical Description 
5 boxes (2.5 linear ft.)

Historical and Biographical Note
Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) was an English bibliographer whose book, Bibliomania (1809 and later editions), spurred interest in the collecting of rare books and early editions. Dibdin edited various catalogs and books of gossip about collectors, authors and collections, but scholars have found much to criticize in his work. John Windle, a San Francisco book dealer specializing in appraisals, bindings, and early printed books and manuscripts, published his descriptive bibliography of Dibdin’s writings in 1999. Karma Pippin, who assisted materially, is the co-author.

Scope and Contents
Material relating to Windle’s descriptive bibliography of Dibdin’s works published in 1998. Collection includes: original references and notes; original manuscript, typescript and notes with correspondence, and later drafts as well as proofs in design stage. Includes a copy of the Oak Knoll Press catalog for autumn 1998, which contains the first print advertisement for the book.

General Note
Title devised by cataloger.

Finding Aid Note
Unpublished listing available in repository.

Names
Dibdin, Thomas Frognall, 1776-1847. Bibliography.
Windle, John. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, 1776-1847: a Bibliography. 1999.

Subjects
Bibliographers. England. 19th century.

Genres
Loose-leaf binders.
Drafts (documents).

Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Bibliographers. California. San Francisco. 20th century.
Bibliographers. England. 19th century.

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


Collection Inventory

[Note: The numbering of the items and short descriptions were supplied by J. Windle. Additional information has been added in brackets.]

Box 1
1. Original references and notes, 1988-1998? [3 folders]
[William A. Jackson]. An Annotated List of the Publications of the Reverend Thomas Frognall
Dibdin, D. D. Based Mainly on Those in the Harvard College Library. Cambridge: Printed for the
Houghton Library, 1965 (63 p.). Photocopy with extensive notes and additions by JW

E. J. O’Dwyer. Thomas Frognall Dibdin: Bibliographer and Bibliomaniac Extraordinary….
Pinner, Middlesex: Private Libraries Association, 1967. 46p. Photocopy with notes by J.W.

N. Orwin Rush. “Thomas Frognall Dibdin.” Imprimatur, I, no. 1 (January 1947), 1-6.
Also other miscellaneous items.


2. Original manuscript, typescript and notes with correspondence [1 loose-leaf notebook]

3. First draft of text [1 loose-leaf notebook]

4. Draft of text created after employment of Karma Pippin, undated [144 leaves; 3 folders]


Box 2
5. “Late draft,” ca. December 1998

6. First design proofs [computer generated date of August 24, 1998; 1 folder]

7. First set of proofs [computer generated date of September 2, 1998; 251 leaves; 3 folders]


Box 3
8. “Ante-Penultimate proofs” [computer generated date of October 30, 1998; 283 leaves; 3 folders]

9. Final additions, February 22, 1999

10. Oak Knoll Press [catalog of autumn 1998 containing first print announcement on p. 2]

[11.] Other proofs
Bill Barlow’s [?] proof
“Cory’s proof,” undated
J[ohn ] W[indle]: final proof, undated

 

Box 4:

 

Folder #

Folder Title

Dates

1

Alterations 1996 KP

1996

2

Alterations 1997 KP- William P. Barlow Collection – 3/97, 10/97, 7/97

1997

3

Alterations 4/97 KP England

1997

4

American Institutions and Individuals

1997

5

Bill Barlow

1983-1996

6

British Institutions and Individuals

1986-1998

7

David Chambers

1988

7a

Designer/Publisher Controversy

1998-1999

8

Dibdin’s Horoscope

Undated

9

Rev. T.F. Dibdin – JW Style and Queries

1981

10

Roland Folter

1998

11

Colin Franklin

1997

12

Arthur Freeman

1994-1998

13

Houghton

1997-1998

14

Arnold Hunt

1997-1998

15

Huntington

1996-1998

16

Ian Jackson

Undated

 

Box 5:

 

Folder #

Folder Title

Dates

1

John’s Collection of Articles on Other Publications on Dibdin

1968-1989

2

Richard Landon

1998

3

Library of Congress &  Others

1989-1997

4

Tony Lister

1984-1988

5

Mills College KP with some CP to Barlow

1997

6

New York, New Haven Summer 1997

1997

6a

Portraits

1998-1999

7

John Priddy

1981-1997

8

John Priddy

1997-1998

9

[Proofs]

Undated

10

Renato Rabalotti

1988-1998

11

Rylands

1997-1998

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