Dibdin's ghost

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Poem about the visit of the ghost of bibliographer Thomas Frognell Dibdin to a booklover, describing the heaven that awaits bibliophiles.

Physical Description

[11] p.; 35 x 67 mm. Bound in decorated card covers with applied cover labels. Retains original clear plastic(?) slipcase.

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Field, Eugene. 1966.

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  • Field, Eugene. Eugene Field (September 2, 1850-November 4, 1895). American author. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and raised in Amherst, Massachusetts by a cousin after the death of his mother. Attended several colleges, and abandoned study for travel in Europe. Returning penniless, Field worked as a journalist for the Saint Joseph Gazette, and became an editor of that publication. He gained a reputation for "humorous articles written in a gossipy style." Field worked for several more newspapers, including the Morning Journal (St. Louis), Times-Journal (St. Louis), Kansas City Times, the Tribune (Denver), and the Chicago Daily News. In 1879 he had begun publishing poetry, particularly for children, which were a success. One of the most famous of his poems was "Wynken, Blynken and Nod."

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  • Dibdin, Thomas Frognall Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1777-November 18, 1847). English bibliographer. Born in Calcutta. Both parents died in 1780, and Thomas was brought up by an uncle. Attended St. John's College, Oxford. Ordaned a clergyman in 1804. Was appointed to the rectory of St. Mary's Bryanston Square, and retained the office until his death. Dibdin is best known for his bibliographic works. He worked with the library of the Earls of Spencer at Althorp, and produced the first published catalog of their collection. Dibdin was also one of the founders and vice president of the Roxburghe Club.

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  • Massmann, Robert E.
    Publisher Info: Robert E. Massmann, author, librarian, and publisher of miniature books under his imprint REM Miniatures. Massmann assembled a major collection of miniature books, and is a founding member of the Miniature Book Society.
    Place of Publication: New Britain, Connecticut

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  • Robert E. Massmann

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Poem about the visit of the ghost of bibliographer Thomas Frognell Dibdin to a booklover, describing the heaven that awaits bibliophiles.

Physical Description

[11] p.; 35 x 67 mm.

Bound in decorated card covers with applied cover labels. Retains original clear plastic(?) slipcase.

Notes

Edition of 42 copies.

Printed on the publisher's 42nd birthday, April 2, 1966, and given as a keepsake to friends.

Libraries' copy is #1, from the collection of Massmann, with his bookplate inside front cover.

Donated to the Miniature Book Collection in honor of the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Rare Book & Texana Collections.

Gift: September 2006.

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Miniature Book Collection

These miniature books, 4 inches (10 cm) tall or smaller, include both contemporary and historical works. In some cases, only the covers have been digitized.

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  • 1966

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  • Sept. 28, 2007, 5:16 p.m.

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  • Dec. 21, 2009, 10:25 p.m.

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Field, Eugene. Dibdin's ghost, book, 1966; New Britain, Connecticut. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc3582/: accessed June 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections.