Philobiblon

book by Richard de Bury, 1345
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Philobiblon

Philobiblon

In 1889, the Grolier Club of New York City published this three-volume edition of Richard de Bury's Philobiblon (The Love of Books), essays on librarianship composed in 1344. Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is one of the most influential bibliographic societies, and Henry Walters was a member. Léon Gruel included the club's insignia in the binding, which he gave to Walters as a token of his admiration. Triple back-to-back bindings are extremely rare; Gruel explains in his dedication that…

In 1889, the Grolier Club of New York City published this three-volume edition of Richard de Bury's Philobiblon (The Love of Books), essays on librarianship composed in 1344. Founded in 1884, the Grolier Club is one of the most influential bibliographic societies, and Henry Walters was a member. Léon Gruel included the club's insignia in the binding, which he gave to Walters as a token of his admiration. Triple back-to-back bindings are extremely rare; Gruel explains in his dedication that…

The seal of Richard de Bury. (View Larger)

The seal of Richard de Bury. (View Larger)

1572 and Showing its Age by philobiblon, via Flickr  spine cords - integral to the structure, not just for decoration.

1572 and Showing its Age by philobiblon, via Flickr spine cords - integral to the structure, not just for decoration.

Philobiblon - A book about books: The first page of Richard de Bury's <i>Philobiblon</i>, printed in Speyer by Johann and Conrad Hist in 1483

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Philobiblon - A book about books: The first page of Richard de Bury's <i>Philobiblon</i>, printed in Speyer by Johann and Conrad Hist in 1483

The goods / Philobiblon of Richard de Bury, Bishop of Durham

The goods / Philobiblon of Richard de Bury, Bishop of Durham

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