Dibdin Thomas F, Dd
Dibdin Thomas F., D.D., a noted bibliographer, was born at Calcutta in 1776. He was educated at St. John's College, Cambridge, and studied law,, but afterwards changed his views, and was ordained in 1804. He then became preacher of Tenison's chapel London; also of Brompton chapel, and Quebec and Fitzroy chapel. In 1823 he became vicar of Exning, and rector of St. Mary's, Bryanstone Square, in 1824. He died in 1848. His principal works are, An Introduction to the Knowledge of rare and valuable Editions of the Greek and Latin Classics, together with an Account of Polyglot Bibles, Polyglot Psalters, Hebrew Bibles, Greek Bibles and Greek Testaments, the Greek Fathers and the Latin Fathers (Lond. 1827, 4th ed. 2 vols. 8vo); Bibliomania, or Book-madness (Lond. 1842, royal 8vo); The Library Companion (Lond. 1824, 8vo); Sermons, doctrinal and practical (Lond. 1820, 8vo); etc. — Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, s.v.; English Cyclopldia, s.v.