The British Librarian; Exhibiting a Compendious Review or Abstract of Our Most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable Books in All Sciences, as Well in Manuscript as in Print: with many Characters, historical and critical, of the Authors, their Antagonists, &c. In
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London: Printed for T. Osborne, in Gray's-Inn, 1738. First Edition, with index. [ii], vii [viii, contents], 402 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. James Bindley Copy. Oldys who became the librarian to the Earl of Oxford Jmaes Bindley (1737-1818), son of a distiller, educated at Charterhouse and Peterhouse, Cambrdge was a famous collector of rare books. His sales at Evans of Pall mall brought £20000 between 1818-1821. First Edition, with index. Contemporary vellum, brown leather title label. Bookplate of James Bindley Esq. M.A. F.S.A. with a note in his hand "# Mem: No more of thgis Work ws ever Published, than the six Numbers contained in this Volume. J.B. 1775.".