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Bolland, Sir William (1771/2–1840), lawyer and book collector, was the eldest son of James Bolland of Southwark. He was educated under Dr Valpy at Reading School where he wrote several prologues and epilogues for the school's annual dramatic performances. He then went to ...


Libri, Guglielmo [Count Guglielmo Bruto Icilio Timoleone Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia] (1802–1869), scientist, book collector, and thief, was born on 2 January 1802 (or possibly 1803) in Florence, the son of Count Giorgio Libri-Carrucci dalla Sommaia (1781–1836) and Rosa del Rosso (c.1783–1849)...


Salisbury, Enoch Robert Gibbon (1819–1890), barrister and book collector, was born on 7 November 1819 at Bagillt, Flintshire, the eldest son of Joseph Salisbury and his wife Mary Norbury née Gibbon. After working at Liverpool, he became prominent in the business and civic life of ...