bib·​li·​og·​ra·​pher ˌbi-blē-ˈä-grə-fər How to pronounce bibliographer (audio)
: an expert in bibliography
: a compiler of bibliographies

Examples of bibliographer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of these items lack an imprint and were only ascribed to Franklin, or Franklin and Hall (that is, David Hall, Franklin’s business partner starting around 1748), by the meticulous study of account books and ledgers by Franklin’s pre-eminent bibliographer, C. William Miller. Adam Smyth, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 May 2024 Parker points to András Riedlmayer, who retired last year from his post as a bibliographer in Islamic art and architecture at Harvard’s Fine Arts Library, as a personal inspiration. Cate McQuaid,, 7 Apr. 2022 With Pound’s encouragement, Barnard relocated to New York City in the depths of the Great Depression, finding temporary work as Aldous Huxley’s bibliographer. oregonlive, 8 Mar. 2021 By the nineteen-sixties, many of the letters are responses to queries and fan mail, clarifications for curious readers and bibliographers and producers of academic studies. Kevin Young, The New Yorker, 2 Dec. 2019 Those items made the trip from California to Indiana in 2013 in a 53-foot moving van that also included a cache of Bradbury’s typescripts and other documents donated by his long-time friend and principal bibliographer, Donn Albright. Rick Callahan, Indianapolis Star, 16 Apr. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bibliographer was in 1775

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“Bibliographer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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