The Library of John Morris: The Reconstruction of a Seventeenth-Century Collection
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(London): Published for the British Library by British Museum Publications, 1976. xxiv, 83 pp. Illus. with 8 b/w plates. Sm. 4to. John Morris (1580-1658) was a wealthy dilettante, ranked among the second wealthiest groups of inhabitants of London. " But despite his dilettantism and sterility of his scholarship, Morris was a first rate bookman. Although his library [consisting of 1500 volumes] contains few incunables, he had a lively interest in typography and in the dissemenation of printing. Even more important was his thorough knowledge of the London book-trade." First edition. A fine copy.
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