Vétetett Horovitz Fülöp
antiquariustól 25 frton. o. e.
Budapest, 1881. maj. 2.
* The inscription “onomatophylacium”, much earlier than the present note of
1881, and perhaps contemporaneous to the other notes in the
Album, is a playful compound of the Greek words onoma=name
and phylakê=custody (cf.
gazophylakion=treasury). The unknown noter – perhaps
Ferenc Páriz Pápai Jr. himself – gave this name to this album,
in which his possessor collected the names and mementos of the
persons he met in the course of the one of half decades of his
treasury of names *
Purchased from the antiquarian Fülöp Horovitz
for 25 forints.
Budapest, May 2, 1881.
Budapest, May 2, 1881
(1815-1886), Hungarian bookseller
Fülöp Horovitz was born on January 20, 1815 in
Boldogkőváralja. He completed the elementary school at home, while
the high school in Pest and Pozsony (Bratislava). Then he taught
in a private school in Pest, while attending the faculty of
medicine until 1845. Between 1849 and 1851 he worked as a doctor
in a hospital. Nevertheless, he took an interest mainly in books,
and he made acquaintance with several writers of the period. When
in 1847 he wanted to open his antiquary, he enjoyed the support of
some authoritative writers and literary critics, among whom József
Bajza, János Erdélyi, György Fejér and Ferenc Toldy. After 1848 he
became the leader of the bookshop founded by Fischer. In 1852 he
purchased the shop, and further augmented it. He was generally
respected for his expertise and knowledge of the sources of old
literature. His bookstore was sold in 1884, and he died in
Budapest, on November 22, 1886.