Philobiblon. Richard De Bury.
Philobiblon.
Philobiblon.
Philobiblon.
Philobiblon.
(Elston Press)

Philobiblon.

O'Kane, H. M. (illus.)

NY: Elston Press, 1901. Small quarto. (xv), 68pp. One of 485 copies on Holland hand-made paper, in boards with vellum spine. Unopened. Decorated with initials by H. M. O'Kane, floral devices, and a printer's device on the title page. The text is a 1345 treatise on book collecting written by Richard de Bury, and is considered to be one of the earliest works on library management. This is the 1832 translation from Latin into English by John Bellingham Inglis. Near fine, with a stray pen mark and wear to head of spine, one-inch tear to page 30 not affecting the text, and browning from an acidic insert on title and facing page. Item #27354

Price: $425.00

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