In the annals of bibliophiles, Bishop Olof Celsius, The Younger (1716–1794), surely stands out, having married not for love, money, or power, but for books.  According to Per Wästberg, Anita Theorell, and Hans Hammarskiöld’s book, Resa i tysta rum: Okända svenska slottsbibliotek, Bishop Celsius married Andreetta von Stiernman in 1766 mainly for access to her father’s library collection, reputed to be the finest in Sweden at the time.  Now that is what I call a true bibliophile!

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