The Love of Books: The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

The Love of Books: The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

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The Philobiblon is a collection of essays concerning the acquisition, preservation, and organization of books written by the mediaeval bibliophile Richard de Bury shortly before his death in 1345. Written in Latin, as was the custom of the day, it is separated into twenty chapters, each covering a different topic relating to book collecting.

According to one scholar, the Philobiblon is “one of the longest extant medieval texts on the subject of library management.”… (more)


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Publisher: iOnlineShopping.com (February 03, 2019)

Format: EPUB

File size: 3.2 MB

Protection: DRM free

Language: English


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