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GIBBS, James (1682--1754)
Bibliotheca Radcliviana: or, a short description of the Radcliffe Library, at Oxford. Containing its several plans, uprights, sections, and ornaments, on twenty-three copper plates, neatly engraved, with the explanation of each plate. By James Gibbs, architect, ...
London: printed for the author, 1747.
12 p., engr. frontis. port., engr. port., XXI pl. ; 43.7 cm. (2º)

Not to be confused with a different work with the title Bibliotheca Radcliffiana published by the Radcliffe Trustees in 1737 (q.v.) and in a new impression in 1740. The plates were engraved by Foudrinier. With an engraved portrait of Gibbs (after Hogarth) and of Radcliffe (after Kneller). BAL, Early printed books, no. 1205; ESTC t21607.

Copy Notes Copy 1: Inscribed in ink on title-page J Soane May 26 1773. Copy 2: 43.3 cm.

Binding Copy 1: Stitched in grey paper wrappers, heavily repaired with C20th book tape. Early paper label lettered in ink 'J. Gibbs. / Bibliotheca Radclivian.' affixed to lower cover, over the repairs.
Copy 2: Stitched in grey paper wrappers, upper cover with paper title-label lettered in ink 'Radcliffe / Library / Oxon.'. Heavily repaired with C20th book tape. Early paper label lettered in ink 'J. Gibbs. / Bibliotheca Radclivian.' affixed to lower cover, over the repairs.

Reference Number 2337


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