Arguably the greatest book collector in history. Original hand-written letter, signed by legendary bibliophile Sir Thomas Phillipps. This letter is a hand-written copy that he made for himself, of the same letter he sent to Longmans.Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1st Baronet (2 July 1792 6 February 1872) was an English antiquary and book collector who amassed the largest private collection of manuscript material ever, and gave birth to the term "vello-mania", as he sought to own a copy of every book that had been published, with emphasis on vellum bindings and antique manuscripts. The item "Sir Thomas Phillipps (1792-1872) SIGNED, original hand-written letter, 1828" is in sale since Tuesday, December 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Other Collectible Autographs". The seller is "juliansrecords1" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.