Photograph of Sir Thomas Phillipps

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Photograph of Sir Thomas Phillipps




Portrait of a bibliomaniac: the collector poses with two items purchased at the sale of the Rev. John Mitford’s manuscripts on July 9, 1860: a tenth-century Horace (Phillipps MSS no. 15363), now in the Houghton Library, Harvard University; and a thirteenth-century copy of the gospels in Armenian (Phillipps MSS no. 15364), now in the Chester Beatty collection. The Library’s copy of the photograph is annotated by Sir Thomas with a description of the manuscripts.