William Henry Miller (book Collector)
William Henry Miller (1789 â€“ 31 October 1848) was a Scottish book collector and parliamentarian. He sat in the House of Commons from 1830 to 1837.
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... As a book collector Miller was regarded as the successor of Richard Heber,and many of the rarest works from his collections of the latter passed into the library which he formed at Britwell Court ... He was particular in his choice of copies,and from his habit of carrying about with him a foot rule in order to measure the size of a €tallâ™copy of a book which he wished to buy,he became known ... It contains six works from WilliamCaxtonâ™spress,many printed by Wynkyn de Worde and Richard Pynson,and the greater part of the Heber collection of ballads and broadsides ...
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