Letters to Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin

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  • Reference
      GB 133 Eng MS 707
  • Dates of Creation
      1813-1843
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      320 x 255 mm. 1 volume containing 21 letters tipped or pasted in; two-thirds of the volume is blank. Binding: full-bound in green morocco.
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Scope and Content

Collection of letters from Thomas Frognall Dibdin to various correspondents, with two engravings of Dibdin, mounted into one volume. Enclosed within the volume are 20th-century transcripts of all letters except no.18. 

  • Antoine Augustin Renouard, bibliographer, 1813 (no. 1);
  • Robert Triphook, bookseller, [1823] and 1827 (nos 2 & 4-5);
  • An unnamed correspondent, 1824 (no. 3);
  • Francis Nugee, tailor, 1828 and 1832 (nos 6-7);
  • James Baker, 1833 (nos 8-9);
  • Messrs Gosling & Egley, booksellers, 1834 (no. 10);
  • Dawson Turner (1775-1858), banker, botanist, and antiquary, 1837 (no. 11);
  • R.H. Jackson, 1840 (no. 12);
  • Joseph Lilly, bookseller, 1842, with enclosure (nos 13-14);
  • Joseph Langdon, "proof reader for Savage and clerk of St Mary's", 1842 (no. 15);
  • Monsieur [?Prosper] Dinaux, French author, 1842 (no. 16);
  • Monsieur Baron, French bibliographer, 1842 (no. 17);
  • Monsieur [Joseph Octave] Delepierre, [antiquary] in Bruges, 1842 (no. 18);
  • The Secretary of the Society of Antiquaries, 1843 (no. 19);
  • Rudolph Ackermann (1764-1834), publisher, n.d. (no. 20);
  • Mr Masters, n.d. (no. 21).
No. 1a is a portrait of Dibdin, engraved by Dawson Turner, annotated "Rare". No. 1b is a proof engraving of Dibdin, painted by Henry Edridge and engraved by Henry Meyer.