Bruce Ferrini, Akron rare book dealer and book breaker, dies at 60

http://www.ohio.com/news/93815284.html
http://www.ohio.com/news/bruce-ferrini-akron-rare-book-dealer-dies-at-60-1.169713

He bought his first illuminated manuscript leaf for $14 at age 18 from the collection of Otto Ege at Publix Bookstore in the old Arcade building in downtown Cleveland.

And like Ege, Mr. Ferrini is both credited and blamed for opening up the illuminated manuscript market by becoming a biblioclast, or book breaker — someone who breaks up books and manuscripts for the illustrations or illuminations (small paintings containing gold leaf) they contain.

See also
http://archiv.twoday.net/stories/5809809



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Klaus Graf (2010, 25. Mai). Bruce Ferrini, Akron rare book dealer and book breaker, dies at 60. Archivalia. Abgerufen am 23. Juni 2024, von https://doi.org/10.58079/bs67

Autor: Klaus Graf

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