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Samuel Austin Allibone (1816–1889)

Allibone, Samuel Austin (al’i-bōn). An American bibliographer; born at Philadelphia, April 17, 1816; died at Lucerne, Switzerland, Sept. 2, 1889. He was at one time librarian of the Lenox Library, New York. He was the author of a ‘Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American Authors’ (3 vols., 1854–71; Supplement by Dr. John Foster Kirk, 2 vols., 1891); ‘Poetical Quotations’; ‘Prose Quotations,’ etc. It took twenty years to write the Dictionary, which is familiar in libraries the world over wherever English is spoken.