Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 - 18 novembre 1847) est un bibliophile anglais, fils de Thomas Dibdin et frère du navigateur Charles Dibdin.Il était ministre anglican et bibliothécaire de John Charles Spencer.

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  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 - 18 novembre 1847) est un bibliophile anglais, fils de Thomas Dibdin et frère du navigateur Charles Dibdin.Il était ministre anglican et bibliothécaire de John Charles Spencer. Il débuta par : une Introduction à la connaissance des éditions rares et précieuses des classiques grecs et latins en 1802.Il donna : en 1809 Bibliomania ou la Folie des livres ; en 1810 et années suivantes les Antiquités bibliographiques ; en 1815 Bibliotheca Spenceriana, catalogue de la collection confiée à sa garde ; en 1817 le Décaméron bibliographique, où l'on trouve des renseignements sur la calligraphie, la peinture des manuscrits, les origines de l'imprimerie, la reliure et l'ornementation des livres ; en 1821 un Voyage bibliographique en France, en Allemagne, etc., 3 volumes grand in-8, exécuté avec un grand luxe (la partie qui concerne la France a été traduite par Théodore Licquet et Georges-Adrien Crapelet, 1825).
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 – 18 November 1847), English bibliographer, born at Calcutta, was the son of Thomas Dibdin, the sailor brother of Charles Dibdin.Dibdin was orphaned at a young age. His father died in 1778 while returning to England and his mother died one of the following two years, and an elderly maternal aunt eventually assumed responsibility for Dibdin. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford, and studied for a time at Lincoln's Inn. After an unsuccessful attempt to obtain practice as a provincial counsel at Worcester, he was ordained a clergyman at the close of 1804, being appointed to a curacy at Kensington. It was not until 1823 that he received the living of Exning in Sussex. Soon afterwards he was appointed by Lord Liverpool to the rectory of St Mary's, Bryanston Square, which he held until his death.The first of his numerous bibliographical works was his Introduction to the Knowledge of Editions of the Classics (1802), which brought him under the notice of the second Earl Spencer, to whom he owed much important aid in his bibliographical pursuits. The rich library at Althorp was thrown open to him; he spent much of his time in it, and in 1814–1815 published his Bibliotheca Spenceriana. As the library was not open to the general public, the information given in the Bibliotheca was found very useful, but since its author was unable even to read the characters in which the books he described were written, the work was marred by the errors which more or less characterize all his productions. This fault of inaccuracy however was less obtrusive in his series of playful, discursive works in the form of dialogues on his favourite subject, the first of which, Bibliomania (1809), was republished with large additions in 1811, and was very popular, passing through numerous editions.To the same class belonged the Bibliographical Decameron, a larger work, which appeared in 1817. In 1810 he began the publication of a new and much extended edition of Ames's Typographical Antiquities. The first volume was a great success, but the publication was checked by the failure of the fourth volume, and was never completed. In 1818 Dibdin was commissioned by Earl Spencer to purchase books for him on the continent, an expedition described in his sumptuous Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany (1821).In 1824 he made an ambitious venture in his Library Companion, or the Young Man's Guide and Old Man's Comfort in the Choice of a Library, intended to point out the best works in all departments of literature. His culture was not broad enough, however, to render him competent for the task, and the work was severely criticized. For some years Dibdin gave himself up chiefly to religious literature. He returned to bibliography in his Bibliophobia, or Remarks on the Present Depression in the State of Literature and the Book Trade (1832), and the same subject furnishes the main interest of his Reminiscences of a Literary Life (1836), and his Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in the Northern Counties of England and Scotland (1838).Dibdin was the originator and vice-president, Earl Spencer being the president, of the Roxburghe Club, founded in 1812, the first "book club".
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin (* 1776 in Kalkutta; † 18. November 1844 in Kensington) war ein englischer Bibliograf.Dibdin besuchte erst die Schule in Eton, widmete sich dann in Cambridge der Theologie und Bibliographie, wurde, bereits als Geistlicher ordiniert, von dem Grafen Spencer als Bibliothekar nach Althorp berufen. Seine bekanntesten Werke sind die "Introduction to the Greek and Latin classics" (Gloucester 1803; 4. Aufl., Lond. 1827, 2 Bde.), die über 112 alte Schriftsteller bibliographische Angaben enthält, und "The bibliomania" (das. 1809, 4. Aufl. 1875). Gleichzeitig gab er Robinsons englische Übersetzung von Thomas Morus' satirisch-didaktischer Schrift "Utopia" (Lond. 1809, 3 Bde.) mit Anmerkungen und Holzschnitten heraus. Aufsehen erregten seine reich ausgestatteten "Typographical antiquities of Great Britain" (Lond. 1810–19, 4 Bde.) sowie seine mit Holzschnitten und Faksimiles bebilderte "Bibliotheca Spenceriana" (das. 1814–15, 4 Bde.), die durch die "Aedes Althorpianae" (das. 1822, 2 Bde.), ein Verzeichnis der im Schloss Althorp befindlichen Kunstschätze, ergänzt wurde. Auch sein "Bibliographical Decameron" (Lond. 1817, 3 Bde.), ein Meisterwerk der Buchdruckerkunst, ist reich an interessanten bibliographischen Anekdoten, wenn auch nicht stichhaltig vor der strengeren Kritik.Weiter veröffentlichte er: "Bibliographical, antiquarian and picturesque tour in France and Germany" (Lond. 1821, 3 Bde.; 3. Aufl. 1838), das Ergebnis neun Monate langer Untersuchungen in den Bibliotheken des Kontinents, und "Bibliographical etc. tour in the northern counties of England and Scotland" (das. 1838, 2 Bde.), beides typographische Prachtwerke, das letztere jedoch an Gehalt und Interesse dem ersteren weit nachstehend. Noch vorher waren sein amüsantes Werk "Bibliophobia, remarks on the present languid and depressed state of literature and the book-trade, by Mercurius Rusticus" (Lond. 1832) und seine "Reminiscences of a literary life" (1836, 2 Bde.) erschienen.
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  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 - 18 novembre 1847) est un bibliophile anglais, fils de Thomas Dibdin et frère du navigateur Charles Dibdin.Il était ministre anglican et bibliothécaire de John Charles Spencer.
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1776 – 18 November 1847), English bibliographer, born at Calcutta, was the son of Thomas Dibdin, the sailor brother of Charles Dibdin.Dibdin was orphaned at a young age. His father died in 1778 while returning to England and his mother died one of the following two years, and an elderly maternal aunt eventually assumed responsibility for Dibdin. He was educated at St John's College, Oxford, and studied for a time at Lincoln's Inn.
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin (* 1776 in Kalkutta; † 18. November 1844 in Kensington) war ein englischer Bibliograf.Dibdin besuchte erst die Schule in Eton, widmete sich dann in Cambridge der Theologie und Bibliographie, wurde, bereits als Geistlicher ordiniert, von dem Grafen Spencer als Bibliothekar nach Althorp berufen. Seine bekanntesten Werke sind die "Introduction to the Greek and Latin classics" (Gloucester 1803; 4. Aufl., Lond.
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