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Richard de Bury

Richard de Bury (bĕrˈē) [key], 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.

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

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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