Philobiblon, a Treatise on the Love of Books. Richard de BURY.
Philobiblon, a Treatise on the Love of Books

Philobiblon, a Treatise on the Love of Books

London: Thomas Rodd, 1832. 8vo (7 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.). viii, 151 pages. Errata slip tipped-in after the preliminaries. Early 20th-century blue polished calf, spine gilt, brown morocco lettering-pieces, top edges gilt, the binding unsigned. A near-fine copy with light wear to joints. Item #404286

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH of "the first treatise on bibliography by an English writer" (Lowndes). Bury, the Bishop of Durham, wrote the original text in Latin in 1344. This English translation, and some 35 pages of notes, were made by John Bellingham Inglis (1780-1870), a prominent scholar/book collector in the 19th century European book trade.

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