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Named Collections of Printed Materials (D)

Describes collections which are associated with a particular person (e.g. a previous owner). Most are not identified as 'part of a collection' in our Integrated Catalogue.



DAL POZZO, Cassiano [1588-1657].
Scope: Part of a larger collection of prints and drawings assembled by Cassiano Dal Pozzo and his brother Carlo Antonio. The volumes were purchased by King George III from Cardinal Albani. Other volumes associated with George III are in the British Museum (Department of Prints & Drawings; Department of Greek & Roman Antiquities) and at the Royal Library, Windsor.
Location: 135.g.1, 134.g.10 and 134.g.11 (Popish ceremonies and other festivals). - 134.g.9 (Tombs and funeral processions). - 146.i.10 (Costumes of various nations). - 118.e.18 (Plans and fortified places). - Maps.7.Tab.48 (Etchings of palaces in Rome).
Reference: 'The Print Collection of Cassiano Dal Pozzo', by A. Griffiths. Print Quarterly, vol.6, no.1. (Mar. 1989), pp.1-10. *Copy in British Library stacks at P.423/617.

Scope: Over 3,700 English provincial concert programmes. All date from 20th century, mainly between 1950 and 1975. Purchased 1983.
Location: Cup.918/14 - 21.

DANIEL, George [1789-1864]. (1)
Scope: Illustrations, portraits, newspaper cuttings, extracts from books and sale catalogues, advertisements and letters. Material dates from 1710 to around 1864. With a manuscript title reading "The particulars of the sale of Shakespeare's House, and a variety of interesting and recondite lore relative to Shakespeare, his family & his 'fellows'; very curiously and copiously illustrated, etc". Collection formed by G Daniel, and contains manuscript notes by him. Purchased in 1864.
Location: 1889.b.17.

DANIEL, George [1789-1864]. (2)
Scope: Illustrations, portraits, newspaper cuttings, extracts from books and sale catalogues, advertisements, manuscripts and playbills, relating principally to the Shakespeare Jubilee of 1769, and in particular to the involvement of David Garrick (1717-1779). Material dates from 1746 to 1860? Collection formed by G Daniel, and contains manuscript notes by him. Purchased in 1864.
Location: C.61.e.2.

DAVIS, Henry [1897-1977].
Scope: A collection of some 1,000 notable bindings, primarily from Britain and Europe, formed by the collector H Davis. Originally left in trust to the British Museum in 1968; full ownership was transferred to the British Library on Davis’s death in 1977.
Location: Davis.
Access: Access is by arrangement with the Curator of Bindings. Images of material in the collection appear in library’s Database of Bookbindings.
Reference: The Henry Davis Gift: a collection of bookbindings, by M M Foot (London, 1979-83). * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR686.302.
Reference: ‘The British bindings in the Henry Davis Gift’, by M M Foot. Electronic British Library Journal (1977), art, 12, pp.114-28 [].

DAVISON, Elizabeth.
Scope: Three volumes of ballads, printed from 1779 to 1816 chiefly by J and M Robertson of Glasgow and M Angus of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Collected by Miss E Davison.
Location: 11606.aa.22 - 24.

DAVY, David Elisha [1769-1851].
Scope: 109 volumes of pamphlets relating to the county of Suffolk. Formed by D E Davy of Yaxford. Purchased in 1863.
Location: Mostly at 10351.g - i. Other volumes are at 1891.e.2. and 1304.m.1.

DAWES, Charles Reginald [1879-1964]. (1)
Scope: Erotica and other works collected by C R Dawes, representing the bulk of his collection. Presented on 3 June 1964.
Location: PC.13.a.1 - 26 ; P.C.13.b.1 - 13 ; P.C.13.c.1 - 13 ; P.C.13.d.1 - 19 ; - 17 ; P.C.13.e.1 - 15 ; - 42 ; P.C.13.f.1 - 2 ; P.C.13.ff.1 - 45 ; P.C.13.g.1 - 43 ; P.C.13.h.1 - 19 ; C.115.m. ; Cup.364.p.1 - 11 ; Cup.364.pp.1 - 11 ; Cup.364.s.1 - 8 ; Cup.364.t.1 - 4.
Catalogue: A photocopy of Dawes's manuscript catalogue to his collections can be consulted by arrangement with the Rare Books Reference Team.

DAWES, Charles Reginald [1879-1964]. (2)
Scope: Works published by Tauchnitz from 1882 to 1921. Collected by C R Dawes.
Location:12267.a.1/423 - 454.
Note: Other works published by Tauchnitz are shelved at 12267.a.1/1 - 422, and 12267.a.1/453 and in the separate series 'Tauch'. See also Todd, William Burton.

DE BODE, Clement Augustus Gregory Peter Louis, Baron, and DE BODE, Clement Joseph Philip Pen, Baron
Scope: Miscellaneous papers, pamphlets, etc. dating from 1834 to 1861, relating to a claim on the British government.
Location: C.120.h.9 - 21.

DE IMITATIONE CHRISTI. See Waterton, Edmund.

DEVONSHIRE, Duke of. See Cavendish, Andrew Robert Buxton.

DEXTER, John Furber [1847-1917]. 'The Dexter Collection of Dickensiana'.
Scope: Approx. 200 editions of the works of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), and of numerous printed works about him. Formed by J F Dexter, and purchased from his grandson David Stern in 1969. Includes first editions in their wrappers and publishers’ boards, with many variants and proofs, speeches, piracies and immitations.Location: Dex.1-Dex.316.
Access: The collection has been microfilmed (Mic.B.613/1-93), and access to the originals restricted.
Reference: Charles Dickens, the JF Dexter collection: accessions to the general catalogue of printed books, manuscripts, prints and drawings (London, 1974). * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR 823.8, and in Manuscripts Reading Room at MSS 823.8. Another copy in British Library stacks at B.S.10/434.
Reference: A Bibliography of the periodical works of Charles Dickens, by A H Cleaver and T Hatton (London, 1933), is based on this collection. *Copy in British Library stacks at 11911.b.10.
Note: Further Dexter material numbered Dex.289 and Dex.317-321 was placed in the Department of Manuscripts. Items numbered Dex.322-Dex.324 are in the British Museum Department of Prints & Drawings.

DICEY, William [fl. 1713], and DICEY, Cluer.
Scope: Chapbooks printed by W and C Dicey, dating from 1750? to 1800? The printers are not identified in the chapbooks (see Neuberg article).
Location:1079.i.13 - 15.
Reference: 'The Diceys and the chapbook trade', by V E Neuberg. The Library, series 5, vol. 24, no.3 (Sept. 1969), pp. 219-31. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR010 (small-sized sequence).

DICKENS, Lady Marie Therese Louise.
Scope: Nearly 100 volumes of translations of the works of Charles Dickens (1812-1870). With a file of letters to Lady Dickens and a manuscript catalogue of her Dickens Library. Collection formed by Lady Dickens, and donated to the British Museum by Miss Charlotte Roche.
Location: Translations at 012631.pp.2 - 29 ; 012631.pp.51 ; 012631.r.1 - 19 ; 012631.s.1 - 8.
Letters and catalogue at L.R.106.b.22. - Other volumes are dispersed throughout the Library, including the Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections.
Reference: 'Translations of the works of Charles Dickens', by R A Wilson. British Museum Quarterly, vol. 14 (1939-40), pp. 56-60. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR069.0942 (small-sized sequence).

DILKE, Sir Charles Wentworth [1874-1918].
Scope: Five boxes of printed material dating from 1800 to 1910 received with the Dilke Papers (which are held in the Department of Manuscripts).
Access: Contact

DINGWALL, Eric John. See also Barlow, Fred.

DINGWALL, Eric John [1890-1986]. (1)
Scope: Printed books dating from 1880 to 1914, mainly late 19th century novels in original bindings. Donated by E J Dingwall.
Location: C.109.m.1 - 41.

DINGWALL, Eric John [1890-1986]. (2)
Scope: Prospectuses and advertisements for erotica in various languages, dating from around 1890 to 1970. Donated by E J Dingwall.
Location: P.C.16.m.18.

DOMÍNGUEZ, Luis López [1810-1898?].
Scope: Over 500 Latin American pamphlets, mainly 19th century. A large part of the collection was formed by the political journalist Luis López Domínguez; other items belonged to Lorenzo Lopez (d. 1833). Purchased at Sotheby’s, 1968.
Location: Cup.405.a.1 - Cup.505.i.2.
Access: The collection has been microfilmed (Mic.C.10331 - Mic.C.10569), and access to the originals restricted.
Reference: 'A collection of Latin American pamphlets', by H Whitehead. British Museum Quarterly, vol. 34 (1969-70), pp. 1-10. * Copy in Rare Books and Music Reading Room at RAR069.0942 (small-sized sequence).

DRAKE, Samuel G.
Scope: Cuttings from American newspapers, containing announcements of births, marriages and deaths, dating from 1832 to 1850. Lettered on the back "Death's Doings, 1850". Collection formed by Samuel G Drake.
Location: 10881.dd.12.

DUFTY, Joseph Gibbins.
Scope: Late 19th and early 20th century works relating to Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) and to Swedenborgism.
Location: 1552/1 - 132 ; some volumes are dispersed in the general collections.

DURRELL, Lawrence [1912-1990].
Scope: 156 books and periodicals by, about or associated with the novelist and poet Lawrence Durrell. Assembled and donated by Alan G Thomas, Durrell scholar and editor.
Location: Durrell.
Reference: The Durrell Collection pages on the British Library Website.

DUTT, Rajani Palme [1896-1974].
Scope: Press-cuttings, pamphlets, typescripts and periodical parts dating from 1913 to 1973, mostly on political subjects. Much of the material relates to the Communist Party of Great Britain. 62 vols. Collected by Rajani Palme Dutt.
Location: Cup.1262.k.1 - 6.
Catalogue: See a printed edition of the British Library Catalogue to 1975 under the heading 'DUTT, Rajani Palme'.

DYCE, William. [1806-1864].
Scope: French art sale catalogues dating from 1753 to 1839, being Lot no. 220 from Dyce's sale at Christies, 5 May 1865.
Location: 562.e.18 - 27; 562.e.28 - 77 (with another collection relating to overseas sales of pictures, 1809-1839).
Access: The collection has been microfilmed (Mic.C.12962), and access to the originals restricted.

DYSON, Humphrey [1582-1633].
Scope: "A booke, containing all such proclamations as were published during the raigne of the late Queene Elizabeth". Material dates from 1558 to 1603. Formed by the book collector Humphrey Dyson .
Access: G.6463.
Reference: 'Humphrey Dyson and his collection of Elizabethan proclamations', by W A Jackson. Harvard Library Bulletin, vol. 1, no. 1 (Winter 1947), pp. 76-89. * Copy in British Library stacks at

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