The London Catalogue of Books, with Their Sizes, Price, and Pulishers. Containing the books published in London, and those altered in size or price, since the year MDCCCXIV to MDCCCXXXIX.

London: Robert Bent, 1839. First edition. Title-page in black and red, with vignette of old books and scrolls, with a bust of Shakespeare in the background. Corners lightly worn, small tears along joints near top edge. A very good copy, tight and clean. Publisher's brown cloth with covers and spine ruled in blind and with title in gilt on spine. Octavo. iv, 415, [1] pp. Item #15456

"Modern book trade bibliography starts with William Bent (1747-1823) who first compiled The London Catalogue in 1773" (Pollard & Ehrman, The Distribution of Books by Catalogue from the Invention of Printing to A.D. 1800, Cambridge, 1956).

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