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bibliographer

[bib-lee-og-ruh-fer]
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noun
  1. an expert in bibliography.
  2. a person who compiles bibliographies.
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Origin of bibliographer

1650–60; < Greek bibliográph(os) book-writer (see biblio-, -graph) + -er1
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Examples from the Web for bibliographer

Historical Examples

  • All the more important facts have been published in the pages of the Bibliographer.

    The Book-Hunter in London

    William Roberts

  • But the path of the bibliographer is beset with difficulties.

  • This catalogue is no mean acquisition to the bibliographer's library.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness

    Thomas Frognall Dibdin

  • It is, however, well deserving of a place in the bibliographer's library.

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness

    Thomas Frognall Dibdin

  • How strangely and how cruelly has the character of a bibliographer been aspersed!

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness

    Thomas Frognall Dibdin


Word Origin and History for bibliographer

n.

1650s, from Greek bibliographos "writer of books, transcriber, copyist," related to bibliographia (see bibliography).

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