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. 4th
Dibdin, Reverend Thomas Frognall, D.D., F.R.S.
London: Printed for Harding and Lepard, Pall-Mall East; and G.B. Whittaker, Ave-Maria-Lane, 1827. Fourth Edition, Greatly Enlarged and Corrected Imperial octavo (oversized). Boards are 117/8" by 8 1/2", paper is 11"x 7 1/2" with wide margins. Lovely marbeled endpapers, with 2 new blank preliminary leaves in both volumes. Original half-titles in both volumes. Plate and specimen leaf (p. 166) present in vol. 1. Some foxing to first and last few original pages, diminishing quickly. Light fingermarks on upper corners of some pages. vol. 1 xiii, 562 p. vol. 2 579 p. w/ 1 p. corrigenda. Large paper copies limited to 250 (Dibdin's Reminscences, p. 213). Considered the best of the editions of this work, adding the best of both Hebrew bBbles and editions of the early church fathers. An attractive set. Very Good 3/4 modern brown leather with gilt lettering and 5 raised bands (Item ID: 12350)