The Fathers of Bibliography

This article contains my results for the Fathers of Bibliography. I conducted the original search on April 11th, 2021 through the Google Ngram Viewer. I searched for “father of bibliography”, 1500-2019, English (2019), Case-Insensitive.[1]

Callimachus (c.305-c.240 BCE)

“…Callimachus (the father of bibliography)…”
Stewart Brand (2008)[5, p.72]

Johannes Trithemius (1462-1516)

“Johann Tritheim, “father of bibliography,”…”
Saturday Review (1935)[4, p.20]

Conrad Gesner (1516-1565)

“Conrad Gesner the father of bibliography…”
Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1810)[3, p.16]

Michael Wodhull (1740-1816)

“…MICHAEL WODHULL, Esq. the present father of bibliography!…”
Thomas Frognall Dibdin (1808)[2, p.vi]

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References:

[1] – Google Ngram Viewer. “father of bibliography”, 1500-2019, English (2019), Case-Insensitive. https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=father+of+bibliography&year_start=1500&year_end=2019&corpus=26&smoothing=3&case_insensitive=true&direct_url=t4%3B%2Cfather%20of%20bibliography%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3BFather%20of%20Bibliography%3B%2Cc0%3B%3Bfather%20of%20bibliography%3B%2Cc0. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

[2] – Thomas Frognall Dibdin. “An Introduction To The Knowledge Of Rare And Valuable Editions Of The Greek and Latin Classics; Including an Account of Polyglott Bibles: Volume 3” (1808). https://www.google.com/books/edition/An_Introduction_To_The_Knowledge_Of_Rare/ESNaAAAAcAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

[3] – Thomas Frognall Dibdin. “Typographical Antiquities; Or The History of Printing in England Scotland and Ireland: Containing Memoirs of Our Ancient Printers, and a Register of the Books Printed by Them · Volume 2” (1810). https://www.google.com/books/edition/Typographical_Antiquities_Or_The_History/YQwIAAAAQAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

[4] – “Saturday Review: Volume 13” (1935). https://www.google.com/books/edition/Saturday_Review/VGkgAQAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

[5] – Stewart Brand. “The Clock Of The Long Now: Time and Responsibility” (2008). https://www.google.com/books/edition/The_Clock_Of_The_Long_Now/Ed0XwaX_fHIC?hl=en&gbpv=0. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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