Richard de Bury


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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.

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

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Chapter 7 closes the Middle Ages by looking at a number of individual libraries, beginning with Richard de Bury, an English bishop and diplomat whose Philobiblion is "an essay recording the paths and methods he pursued for the composition of his library .
Initially devoid of opprobrious connotations--in his Philobiblon (1473) the English ecclesiastic Richard de Bury equated the love of books with love of divinity--bibliomania was soon presented far less flatteringly.
The word "geologia" was used at a much earlier time, but in an entirely different sense, by Richard de Bury, Bishop of Durham, in his interesting and entertaining little book, entitled Philobiblon, or the Love of Books.