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Joseph Sabin

Sabin, Joseph (săbˈĭn) [key], 1821–81, American bibliophile, b. England. Sabin came to the United States in 1848 and established himself as a dealer in rare books in New York City and Philadelphia. He published the American Bibliophilist (1869–75), Bibliography of Bibliography (1877), and Bibliotheca Americana, better known as A Dictionary of Books Relating to America (begun in 1868 and continued by others after his death until 1892).

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