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Thomas Hearne (1678—1735) antiquary and diarist

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A ‘rage for collecting and possessing books’ (OED). The word was first used by Hearne in 1734, but achieved a wider currency through Dibdin’s The Bibliomania: or, Book Madness (1809 ...

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