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[DIBDIN (Thomas Frognall)]. Bibliophobia. Remarks on the Present Languid and Depressed State of Literature and the Book Trade. In a Letter Addressed to the Author of the Bibliomania. By Mercurius Rusticus. With Notes by Cato Parvus.1832

London: Henry Bohn, First Edition, 8vo (220 x 140 mm), [5], 6-102pp., with errata slip tipped in on page 17, some spotting throughout, orig. pink boards, rubbed and soiled, orig. printed label on upper cover rubbed, rebacked, uncut. Written at a time when the rare book market was at a low, Dibdin's natural optimism led him sadly astray; his hope that things would get better was not to be seen in his lifetime. Jackson, 82; Windle & Pippin, A60.

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