It is unfortunate that the joint panel on Bibliophilia
did not materialize in the last Philippine Readers and Writers Festival (PRWF).
After their edition of Jan Blahoslav's treatise Musica (KLP--Koniasch Latin Press, Prague 2016), this new edition of Jan Amos Komensky's Hymnbook is another valuable bibliophilia
thanks to which the reader has a chance to look in more depth into the world of book culture, literature, and music between the Renaissance and the Baroque through the remarkable figures of the bishops of the Unity of the Brethren.
(3) In his treatise about bibliophilia
, the English bishop Richard of Bury (1287-1345) echoes this idea: "[I]n libros mortuos quasi vivos invenio" (In books, I discover the dead as if they were alive).
Two of them used ink concocted by the artist from the ashes of books he had burned himself (print-to-order books, the artist hastened to assure us: the piety of his bibliophilia
apparently precluding the destruction of extant volumes).
They also show that while the majority of collectors of literary goods were people belonging to the medical profession, there were also various cases of bibliophilia
in connection to different urban occupations.
This might call to mind the bibliophilia
of Dorian Grey, whose enchantment with one particular book was excessive enough that he bought "no less than nine large-paper copies of the first edition and had them bound in different colors, so that they might suit his various moods and the changing fancies ofa nature over which he seemed, at times, to have almost entirely lost control." Aesthetic Tracts portrays the real world in which the fictional Grey's habits make sense.
Zeno's investment in the tre corone reached beyond mere bibliophilia
: the works of Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio informed the characters and themes of Zeno's oeuvre, crowning a number of his literary-theatrical creations with the gravitas and nobility of the Italian literary Trecento--that is, the gravitas and nobility of the most exemplary, most virtuous heroes of that period.
will likely appeal to those who love to learn about books and their authors, and to those with a yen for collecting.
Her formal portrait, done in oils and hanging in UAB's Lister Library, shows a grande dame in black ruffles and pearl earrings, with perfectly coiffed white hair, seated beside a stack of old leather-bound books, clearly the image of elegance and bibliophilia
(29) Greys decision to give to Cape Town the library he had collected for himself and to collect a new one for his fellow citizens resolved the tensions between his aristocratic bibliophilia
and his religious and political altruism.
Indeed, much of The Forgers is a love story complicated by death and deception, but also suffused with bibliophilia
, a shared love of books.