Introduction to the Study of Bibliography. [Two Volumes, Signed by Publisher]

Horne, Thomas Hartwell.

Edité par Glanville Publishers, Dobbs Ferry, NY, 1981
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Titre : Introduction to the Study of Bibliography. [...

Éditeur : Glanville Publishers, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Date d'édition : 1981

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre : Very Good

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Two volumes, 738 pages, cloth, very good. One thousand copies signed by publisher Philip F. Cohen, this is number 35. "With the exception of the new title page and publisher's foreword, this is a complete photographic reprint of a work first published in London by G. Woodfall in 1814. The trim size of the original hardcover two-volume edition was 5.25 by 8.5 inches." From Wikipedia: "Thomas Hartwell Horne (1780 – 1862) was an English theologian and librarian. He was born in London and educated at Christ's Hospital until he was 15 when his father died and he had to work. He then became a clerk to a barrister, and used his spare time to write. Horne was initially affiliated with the Wesleyans but later joined the Church of England. He was admitted to holy orders without the usual preliminaries, because of his published work. In 1833 he obtained a benefice in London and a prebend in St Paul's Cathedral. Horne was a librarian in 1814 at the Surrey Institution, which was dissolved in 1823. In 1824 he joined the staff at the British Museum and was senior assistant in the printed books department there until 1860. Horne wrote more than forty works in bibliography, Bible commentaries, and Christian apologetics. One of his best known works is the three-volume Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures that was published in 1818. This work enjoyed widespread circulation in Britain and North America and went through at least eleven editions during the nineteenth century. It was reissued in North America in 1970. Horne also produced a "Tree Full of Bible Lore," a tree-shaped text of statistics on the Bible, in which he counted the number of books, chapters, verses, words, and even letters. He ended this tree with "It [the Bible] contains knowledge, wisdom, holiness and love." He wrote an Introduction to the Study of Bibliography (1814) , and various other works. Over a period of four years he catalogued the Harleian manuscripts then held at the British Museum.". N° de réf. du libraire 36540

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