Richard de Bury

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Bury, Richard de:

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, 1287–1345, English bibliophile and bishop of Durham. His name was Aungerville, but he was called Bury from his birthplace, Bury St. Edmunds. Under Edward III he served as treasurer and as chancellor and went on numerous diplomatic missions.
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Richard de Bury

(bĕr`ē), 1287–1345, English bibliophile and bishop of Durham. His name was Aungerville, but he was called Bury from his birthplace, Bury St. Edmunds. Under Edward III he served as treasurer and as chancellor and went on numerous diplomatic missions. He founded a library in Durham College, Oxford. In Philobiblon he describes his experiences as a book collector.

Bibliography

See edition of the Latin text with a translation by M. Maclagan (1960).