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the experience of reading in Britain, from 1450 to 1945...

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Thomas Frognall Dibdin


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 : Illustrated Chatterton

Thomas Dibdin, in The Bibliomania; or Book-Madness (1809), on "illustration" of printed texts, with annotations and insertions, by readers: "'I almost ridiculed the idea of an ILLUSTRATED CHATTERTON, in this way, till I saw Mr. Haslewood's copy, in twenty-one volumes, which riveted me to my seat!' (pp.64-65)"

Century: 1700-1799 / 1800-1849     Reader/Listener/Group: Thomas Frognall Dibdin      Print: Book


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