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Dibdin, Thomas Frognall
The Director; a Weekly Literary Journal: containing I. Essays, on subjects of Literature, the Fine Arts and Manners. II. Bibliographiana. Account of rare and curious Books, and of the Book Sales in this country, from the close of the seventeenth century. III. Royal Institution. Analyses of the Lectures delivered weekly. IV. British Gallery. Description of the principal Pictures exhibited for sale, with the names of the purchasers
Printed by William Savage: sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; J. Hatchard; and W. Miller, London, 1807. First edition, with half titles. 379, [1, errata], [4, subscribers]; 385, [1], [6, index] pp. 2 vols. 8vo. Dibdin wrote a good portion of this weekly which lasted only 24 numbers. The intent was "the circulation of such knowledge as may serve to shew the state of literature, science and the fine arts in the metropolis and other parts of the empire." The 4 page subscribers' list includes Dr. Charles Burney, Sir Francis Baring, Humphry Davy, John Flaxman, Dr. Jenner, Sir Oswald Mosely, James Sowerby, Ely Stott, Edward Tooke and Benjamin West. "The philanthropist Thomas Bernard and Dibdin were associated together on this publication . Dibdin said that he wrote two thirds of the magazine" (Windle and Pippin, pp. 21-22). Jackson 9; Windle and Pippin A6 Contemporary full mottled calf, gilt spine, small split in two joints, else fine 379, [1, errata], [4, subscribers]; 385, [1], [6, index] pp. 2 vols. 8vo [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Verkäufer: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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