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  1. May 2022
    1. During his lifetime, Umberto Eco amassed more than 30,000 books for his personal library.

      Umberto Eco amassed approximately 30,000 books over his lifetime.

      Makes me wonder how many Richard Macksey accumulated?

  2. Apr 2022
    1. The largest pri-vate collections reached 3,000 or 4,500 volumes in the late sixteenth century and tens of thousands of volumes in the mid- eighteenth century. (Hans Sloan owned 45,000 books and 4,000 manuscripts at his death in 1753.)194