Richard Aungervyle, Known In History As Richard De Bury, an English statesman and bibliographer, born near Bury St. Edmunds in 1287, died at Bishop's Auckland, April 24,1345. He was educated at Oxford, appointed tutor of the prince of Wales, and after the accession of his pupil to the throne as Edward III. received successively the appointments of coiffeur to the king, treasurer of the wardrobe, and keeper of the privy seal. In 1333 he was consecrated bishop of Durham. In 1334 he succeeded Archbishop Stratford as lord high chancellor of England, which office he resigned in 1335 for that of treasurer. He went several times abroad as ambassador, once to Rome and thrice to Paris. Aungervyle was a diligent purchaser of rare and costly books, and when bishop of Durham his collection was one of the largest in England. He founded also for the use of the students at Oxford a library, which was then the best in the kingdom. The latter part of his life he gave up entirely to books. He left a Latin treatise on bibliography (the earliest by any English writer), entitled PMlo-hibIon (Cologne, 1473; English translation by J. B. Inglis, London, 1832); Epistolaz Familia-rium, including some letters to his friend Petrarch; and Or at'tones ad Principes.