Introduction to the Study of Bibliography. Thomas Hartwell HORNE.

Introduction to the Study of Bibliography.

London: T.Cadell and W.Davies, 1814.

Two volumes, octavo, half calf, marbled edges and endpapers; illustrated with engravings.

Valuable work on Bibliography

First edition, a valuable work that covers history and techniques of printing, paper, bookbinding, the nature of rarity, classification systems, bibliographies, catalogues and reference books, etc. Horne relied largely on Peignot, but made some independent additions. He names perhaps a hundred and fifty institutional catalogues published outside the British Isles. His references to catalogues printed in the latter part of the eighteenth century are especially valuable. Few bibliographers have mentioned catalogues of Russian and Turkish libraries and few European bibliographers have cited those issued by Harvard College (1790) and the Library Company of Philadelphia (1807). A very good set.

First edition, a valuable work that covers history and techniques of printing, paper, bookbinding, the nature of rarity, classification systems, bibliographies, catalogues and reference books, etc. Horne relied largely on Peignot, but made some independent additions. He names perhaps a hundred and fifty institutional catalogues published outside the British Isles. His references to catalogues printed in the latter part of the eighteenth century are especially valuable. Few bibliographers have mentioned catalogues of Russian and Turkish libraries and few European bibliographers have cited those issued by Harvard College (1790) and the Library Company of Philadelphia (1807). A very good set.

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