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Oldys, William. THE BRITISH LIBRARIAN… OR ABSTRACT OF OUR MOST SCARCE, USEFUL, AND VALUABLE BOOKS IN ALL SCIENCES, AS WELL IN MANUSCRIPT AS IN PRINT…. London: T. Osborne, 1738. 8vo. [4], vii, [5], 402 pp., complete with "Advertisement" leaf bound at front (rather than rear) of this copy. Period sheep-backed marbled boards, hinges cracked and rear board detached, edges worn, chips to spine. Contents clean with some occasional light foxing. An excellent, untrimmed example, Very Good. **************** THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF ONE OF THE EARLIEST WORKS ON RARE BOOKS. It was originally published in 6 monthly parts in 1737. "It was designed to bring to light curious publications and to offer a bibliographical record for early books..." --(DNB). *** PROVENANCE: Armorial bookplate of W. Wynne to pastedown, likely William Wynn[e] (1709-1760), clergyman and Welsh poet. ESTC T147996

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[Books on Books, Bibliography, 1738]

Estimate $400 - $600Mar 30, 2019