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Bibliopole  n.  One who sells books.

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"Bibliopole" Quotes from Famous Books

... his guest that it was not; but, added he, with a conscientious regard for his visitor's scruples, from ivory dust. We believe the poet fancied the hypothesis of an animal origin of this viand could not be very obscure; it was, however, swallowed; the clever bibliopole perhaps believing, with some of the Sheffield ivory-cutters, that elephants, instead of being hunted and killed for their tusks, shed them when fully grown, ...
— Heads and Tales • Various

... to the monastic scribes alone; but it is necessary here to speak of the secular copyists, who were an important class during the middle ages, and supplied the functions of the bibliopole of the ancients. But the transcribing trade numbered three or four distinct branches. There were the Librarii Antiquarii, Notarii, and the Illuminators—occasionally these professions were all united in one—where perseverance or talent had acquired a knowledge ...
— Bibliomania in the Middle Ages • Frederick Somner Merryweather

Words linked to "Bibliopole" :   dealer, trader, bibliopolic, bibliopolist, monger, bargainer

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