Department of Printed Books: acquisitions from the Broxbourne Library
Albert Ehrman was born in London on 6 February 1890. He was educated at Charterhouse and served as a Territorial in the Royal Fusiliers during the First World War. He succeeded his father in the family business and became a merchant in industrial diamonds. During a holiday at Eastbourne in 1920, Ehrman started to assemble what was to become one of the most important private collections of books in this country, with the purchase of a 1472 Venice book in its original binding.
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