William Henry Miller (book Collector)

William Henry Miller (book Collector)

William Henry Miller (1789 – 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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William Henry Miller (book Collector) - Britwell Court Library
... 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 ... 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 tallâcopy ... It contains six works from WilliamCaxtonâspress,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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    Why are we so full of restraint? Why do we not give in all directions? Is it fear of losing ourselves? Until we do lose ourselves there is no hope of finding ourselves.
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