American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A dealer in rare books.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who sells books.
- n. a dealer in secondhand books (especially rare or curious books)
- Latin bibliopōla, bookseller, from Greek bibliopōlēs : biblio-, biblio- + pōlein, to sell; see pel-4 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Now if you were in fact a bibliopole, it might be excusable, however you claim to know something about physics/nature.”
“Davies, the bibliopole of Russell Street, lets us into the secret of this failure.”
“A certain would-be bibliopole, desirous of emulating the Constables, Boyds, and Colburns of this century, lately opened a couple of windows at”
“Shakspeare, Ray, &c., and also of the Record publications; and lastly, which we have just received from the worthy bibliopole of Auld Reekie,”
“With some qualification, I am happy to say that I believe the worthy bibliopole claims no more than his due.”
“Our remarks have hitherto applied to the monastic scribes alone; but it is necessary here to speak of the secular copyists, who were an important class during the middle ages, and supplied the functions of the bibliopole of the ancients.”
“In order to augment this amount, the bibliopole naturally consults the taste of his customers; and nearly the sole remaining customers of the modern bookseller are -- the circulating libraries.”
“The old bibliopole De Bury flattered himself that he admired wisdom because it purchaseth such vast delight.”
“Then (in Roger's vision) he could see the garlanded bibliopole turning to the expectant audience, giving his trailing gown a deft rearward kick as the ladies do on the stage, and uttering, without hesitation or embarrassment, with due interpolation of graceful pleasantry, that learned and unlaboured discourse on the delights of bookishness that he had often dreamed of.”
“He had served his time regularly, was a member of the Stationers 'company, kept a shop in the face of mankind, purchased copyright, and was a bibliopole , Sir, in every sense.”
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