See also:collector, the
See also:brother of Reginald Heber, was
See also:born in
See also:London on the 5th of
See also:January 1773 . As an undergraduate at Brasenose
See also:Oxford, he began to collect a purely classical library, but his taste broadening, he became interested in early English drama and literature, and began his wonderful collection of rare books in these departments . He attended
See also:continental book-sales, purchasing sometimes single volumes, sometimes whole
See also:libraries .
See also:Sir Walter
See also:Scott, whose intimate friend he was, and who dedicated to him the
See also:canto of Marmion, classed Heber's library as "
See also:superior to all others in the
See also:world ";
See also:Campbell described him as " the fiercest and strongest of all the bibliomaniacs." He did not confine himself to the
See also:purchase of a single copy of a
See also:work which:took his f ancy . "No
See also:gentleman," he remarked, " can be without three copies of a book, one for show, one for use, and one for borrowers." To such a
See also:size did his library grow that it over-ran eight houses, some in England, some on the Continent . It is estimated to have cost over oo,000, and after his
See also:death the sale of that
See also:part of his collection stored in England realized more than £56,000 . He is known to have owned 15o,000 volumes, and probably many more . He possessed extensive landed
See also:property in
See also:Shropshire and
See also:Yorkshire, and was
See also:sheriff of the former
See also:county in 1821, was member of Parliament for Oxford University from 182x-1826, and in 1822 was made a D.C.L. of that University . He was one of the founders of the
See also:Club, London . He died in London on the 4th of
See also:October 1833 .
REGINALD HEBER (1783-1826)
WILLIAM HEBERDEN (1710-1801)
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