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The Most Celebrated British Libraries

William Clarke (about whom little, as they say, is known – at any rate to the web) followed the early nineteenth-century trend for snappy Latin titles with an explanatory English subtitle for those who had not had Latin beaten into … Continue reading

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Bibliomania

… as well as being the title of a book by Thomas Frognall Dibdin, is the term of art used for the particular phenomenon of the late eighteenth to the early nineteenth century in which very rich men spent unfeasibly … Continue reading

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