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Jean Grolier, 'The Prince of Bibliophiles'

By Dawn Morgan. Nov 12, 2013. 9:00 AM.

Topics: Learn About Books

Jean Grolier de Servières, vicomte d’Aguisy was a one of the first noted private collectors of ornately bound books. He is said to have had over 3,000 volumes, most made specifically made for him. He was a patron to binders and the literary arts, and many books were dedicated to him.


Remembering Legendary Biographer James Boswell

By Dawn Morgan. Oct 19, 2013. 5:49 PM.

Topics: Legendary Authors, Biographies

Despite James Boswell’s great efforts, he is really only known for two things: his outstanding biography of Samuel Johnson, and that he contracted various venereal diseases at least 17 times.


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