The Philobiblon of Richard de Bury

or, The Love of Books

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Author: Richard de Bury
Published: 1888
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,794 / 71 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 55.1
LoC Categories: D, Z
Downloads: 276
mnybks.net#: 1450
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Non-fiction, History
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our intent and purpose, therefore, may be known to posterity as well as to our contemporaries, and that we may for ever stop the perverse tongues of gossipers as far as we are concerned, we have published a little treatise written in the lightest style of the moderns; for it is ridiculous to find a slight matter treated of in a pompous style. And this treatise (divided into twenty chapters) will clear the love we have had for books from the charge of excess, will expound the purpose of our intense devotion, and will narrate more clearly than light all the circumstances of our undertaking. And because it principally treats of the love of books, we have chosen, after the fashion of the ancient Romans, fondly to name it by a Greek word, Philobiblon.

CHAPTER I

THAT THE TREASURE OF WISDOM IS CHIEFLY CONTAINED IN BOOKS

The desirable treasure of wisdom and science, which all men desire by an instinct of nature, infinitely surpasses all

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