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Reminiscences of a Literary Life by Thomas Frognall Dibdin

By Thomas Frognall Dibdin

First released in 1836, this full of life two-volume autobiography of Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) unearths the history and frame of mind of this interesting personality. Best-known for assisting to stimulate curiosity in bibliography and for his enthusiasm in selling publication gathering one of the aristocracy, the English bibliographer adopts a conversational and anecdotal tone as he stocks the main points of his existence and paintings with the reader. quantity 1 starts off with the historical past of his mom and dad, who died whilst Dibdin was once very younger. Dibdin then describes his adolescence in school and faculty and the start of his expert lifestyles, together with being ordained as a clergyman, earlier than relocating directly to talk about his guides in a few element. Drawing upon letters and literature all through, Dibdin recounts many unique stories, together with an unlucky come across with a 'savage-hearted critic' at a cocktail party, and introduces the influential characters he meets alongside the way in which.

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