Richard Heber (1773-1833)

Richard Heber's books can often be recognised by his acquisition note in characteristic small handwriting; or by the neat excision where it has been cut from the top right-hand corner of the first flyleaf:

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  Heber's characteristic inscription

A rectangular ink stamp 'BIBLIOTHECA HEBERIANA', was added, according to Marc Vaulbert de Chantilly (lecture, 26/11/2000), probably by Thomas Frognell Dibden, in only the more valuable books:

Bibliotheca Heberiana stamp [From the Penn Provenance Project]

Sometimes both occur together:

Heber stamp and inscription [From the Penn Provenance Project]

Updated 17/11/12
Peter Kidd