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Humfrey Dyson

(c. 1563—1633) book collector


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His large library of English books included several complete sets of Elizabethan proclamations. It passed into the hands of Richard Smith, and was dispersed at auction in 1682. A catalogue of his library survives at All Souls College, Oxford (MS 117). His books can be recognised by the boldly written signature ‘Hum: Dyson’ on the title-page.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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