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Oldys, William. The British Librarian. 1738
1738. Oldys, William. The British Librarian: Exhibiting a compendious review or abstract of our manuscript as in print with many characters, historical and critical , of the authors and their antagonists & c in a manner never before attempted and useful to all readers with a complete index to the volume. London: Printed for T. Osborne, Publication Date: 1738. The first English periodical devoted to rare books. In 1737 William Oldys,who was later librarian to the Earl of Oxford, published anonymously The British Librarian, in six monthly numbers from January to June, 1737. Among the works discussed are Hakluyt's Voyages, Froissart's Chronicles, Caxton's translation of Virgil's Aeneid, Sir Thomas More's English Works. 8vo. [2], vii, [5], 402 pp. Old Half marbled calf, marbled end papers, frontis. Overall a very good copy. First edition.
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