George Offor

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George Offor (1787– 7 August 1864) was an English book-collector who accumulated a massive personal library.[1]

Offor entered business as a bookseller at Tower Hill, London. He studied Hebrew, Greek and Latin and became an expert in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature and theological writings.[2]

Works[edit]

John Bunyan[edit]

He had compiled the complete works of John Bunyan. However some of them got destroyed in a fire.[3]

He spent his days reading, researching, recording, comparing, and editing the works of Puritan John Bunyan. Offor’s diligent labor concluded in 1854 with the printing of the three-volume, 2,800 page Works of John Bunyan. Now over a century and a half old, Offor’s final product remains the most popular definitive collection of Bunyan in print.

Auction[edit]

After his death, his huge collection of books was auctioned on 27 June 1865, for 10 days by Sotheby's.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr George Offor". The Morning Post. 20 August 1864. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "Offor, George (1787–1864)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. 2004. Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
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