Lowndes' Bibliographer's Manual 1864 Bohn 6 volume leather set complete w/ IndexBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Bibliography, British publications, 19th century publications, Decorative leather bindings]
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The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature. Containing an Account of Rare, Curious, and Useful Books, Published in or Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the Invention of Printing. With Bibliographical and Critical Notices, Collations of the Rarer Articles, and the Prices at Which They Have Been Sold, by William Thomas Lowndes.
Published 1864, London by Henry G. Bohn.
6 volumes, each c. 550 pages.
Period 1/2 red leather bindings, raised bands, spine gilt lettered, marbled covers. Some rubbing on covers and scuffing, short surface cracks on hinges, but bindings remain tight and sound.
A handsome six volume collection of one of the earliest systematic bibliographical compilations of British and Irish publications.
Containing a wealth of knowledge, this set remains wonderful not only for its lovely shelf appearance, but for its fascinating contents as well.
Still considered a standard and useful reference tool.
Books measure: 7 1/4" H X 4 7/8" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 9".