21st July 2021
DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall. The Bibliomania; or, Book-Madness; containing some account of the History, Symptoms, and Cure of the Fatal Disease. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. First edition. Title in red and black with woodcut vignette from Pynson's 'Ship of Fools'. (Toning, spotting to first few leaves, front and rear blanks replaced.) [Bound with:] [DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall.] 'Mercurius Rusticus'. Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter Addressed to the Author of Bibliomania. London: Henry Bohn, 1832. 8vo (217 x 124mm.) Errata slip to rear. (Lower margin of title cut, toning.) Mid-19th century half calf over buckram-covered boards (rubbing to extremities, endpapers replaced). Provenance: John Deakin Heaton, physician (bookplate to front pastedown and initials to both titles).
Hammer price: £140
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