By Thomas Frognall Dibdin
In 1809, Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776-1847) released the 1st version of Bibliomania, focussing at the modern craze for booklet gathering. brought in English on the finish of the eighteenth century, the time period 'bibliomania' - or 'book-madness' - received attractiveness with the book of Dibdin's ebook, during which bibliophiles behavior dialogues at the nature and historical past of ebook amassing, and the indications of and attainable treatments for this 'fatal disease'. released in 1832 below the pseudonym Mercurius Rusticus, Bibliophobia is a brief pamphlet, which offers itself as a letter to the writer of Bibliomania. The narrator, a book-lover himself, is going on a 'bibliopolistic pilgrimage', simply to determine that 'bibliomania isn't any more', and that 'books are just the shadow of what they were'. From book-lovers to creditors, and from booksellers to libraries, the narrator contains out his enjoyable but melancholic research the entire solution to the Bodleian Library.
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I collected from my friend the following details. " To begin," says he, " with the end—of all things. Death hath swept away LEONTES, BAROCCIO,SEMPRONIUS, ARCHIMEDES, MELIADUS, and PALERMO.! They were six brave bookwarriors in their day ; men who, at sundry sales which need not now be named, used to Flame in the front, or thunder in the rear! " Perceiving * " Insatiate Archer ! "—YOUNG. , and John North, Esq. Their libraries were all sold by auction; the first and the last being by much the most costly in the produce.
But oh, that splendid MS. ioiaiv lUaOai"*—exclaimed I, as, on turning my eyes in an opposite direction, I essayed to see the numerous folios and quartos—some of which were impervious to the glorious sun-beam. Having lost my list of memoranda, taken on the spot, I grieve to say that my account of this classical retreat must be thus superficial. But it is only the performance of an act of common justice to add, that the Falernian and Mark Brenner of Priscian crowned the evening's hospitality of his abode.
It was all in vain. There was no resisting the tide of fashion, or the force of custom:—call it as you might. Clear it was to him, that the dwarf had vanquished the giant—and that Laputa was lording it over Brobdignag. * On quit* Mr. Murray, like the best of us, may have his capriccios ; but I KNOW him to possess as warm a heart, and as munifi- 32 ting his premises, I observed palpable proofs of the absence of those "goodly quartos," which, in former times, the public used to anticipate with such eager curiosity—and which, as containing a BODY OF TRAVELS, were the ornament—and will long continue to be the ornament—of every well-furnished Library.