The following is the ranked-listing of Hmolpedia related person libraries:
Action, at age 17, studied ecclesiastical history under Ignaz von Dollininger, who had a 30,000 book library. Shortly thereafter, he became friends with William Gladstone, who had a 60,000 book library. At one point, Gladstone, strapped for cash, sold his library collection Andrew Carnegie, who paid £9,000, but let Acton keep the books, with which he used to write an essay on history, posthumously published.
|3,000+||At the Holbach salon, in the 1750s to 1770s.|
(c.22 BE-56 AE)
|2,000+||The most developed part of his library, cataloged online, with illustration, and for sale by Jeff Weber Rare Books, was on the writings of Camille Flammarion and Amedee Guillemin (1826-1893), including: Charles Sherrington's person copy of the Letters of Charles Darwin, correspondence of Louis Agassiz, Svante Arrhenius’ two-volume The Life of the universe: as Conceived by Man from the Earliest Ages to the Present, three books by Florian Cajori, Jacques Cassini’s Elements of Astronomy, and works by: Francesco Algarotti, and many more, mostly scientific.|
Prior to his (see: progress report), beginning in about 1990, Thims began to amass books in a general Faustian quest for knowledge, starting with general science, chemical engineering, and electrical engineering, all of the required reading books for medical school.
- (a) Hill, Roland. (1999). Lord Action: Illustrated. Yale.
(b) Noonan, John T. (2000). “The Last Victorian: a New Biography of Lord Action Finds he is Still a Bit of a Mystery?”, New York Times, Oct 22.
- (a) Comment: "Weiss' library, my portion of it, comes to 725 books (titles, not volumes -- many were sets. The individual "volumes" (i.e., an 8 volume set is 8 volumes...) -- so his library was "larger" and I never saw another part to it, but I can tell from his career and the content of these books, that he maintained a working - a scholar's library, probably equal to that of any life-long professional in physics and math: my guess, another 1000 books for his personal studies and professional work. So his vocational library and his 'fun' in book collecting might be separate, but he should have had 2000 volumes and maybe some added journals as well."
(b) Weber, Jeff. (2021). "Email to Libb Thims", Feb 28.
- (a) Weber, Jeff. (2018). “Books from the Scientific Library of Richard A. Weiss, Part One” (pdf), Jeff Weber Rare Books.
(b) Weber, Jeff. (2018). “Books from the Scientific Library of Richard A. Weiss, Part Two” (pdf), Jeff Weber Rare Books.
- Libb Thims (books read) – Hmolpedia 2020.