- New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Books, 1989.
- 6.5 x 9 inches
- quarter leather with acetate dust jacket, slipcase.
- 79, (3) pages.
- ISBN: 0938768158
Price: $185.00 save 20% $148.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 104177
First edition, limited to 250 copies. Printed by Martino Mardersteig at the Stamperia Valdonega, Verona on Magnani mould-made paper. A hitherto unpublished notebook reproduced in facsimile and accompanied by corresponding readings from the 1824 first edition of the Library Companion. It contains Dibdin's comments on books, manuscripts and prints examined by him in the University, Pepys, St. John's College and Trinity College libraries. The introduction by the editor, Renato Rabaiotti, describes the events surrounding Dibdin's life in the 1820s and places the notebook in the perspective of Dibdin's career. There is also a current finding-list of the books, manuscripts and prints Dibdin examined, compiled by David McKitterick. A fine production of one surviving testament of Dibdin's ambition to publish a Tour of England.