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So in the PHB it states by (a) finding a person willing to teach you the spell or finding it written and (b) spending the corresponding amount of gold and time a wizard can copy a new spell into their spellbook. (PHB p.114, "Your Spellbook")

It is possible for a wizard to learn every spell a wizard can learn?

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It is possible for a wizard to get every spell on the Wizard list into their spellbook.

It takes time, money, being of an appropriate level, and some scavenger-hunting. This, historically, is the defining feature of the wizard: the breadth of magic they (might) access. This, and "the never-ending quest to find more and rarer spells," as @GMJoe rightly reminds us =)

Of course, "spells prepared" is a different thing....

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Is there one edition where spell books are limited to 100? You can always get more than one I would hope. \$\endgroup\$ – FrancisJohn Jun 7 '16 at 23:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ @FrancisJohn In certain editions the number of pages in a spellbook was limited, but there was never a restriction on the number of books you could own. (In fact, in every edition I know of that defined the capacity of spellbooks, "blank spellbook" was listed in the equipment list.) \$\endgroup\$ – GMJoe Jun 8 '16 at 0:04
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    \$\begingroup\$ Cantrips are in the wizard's spell list, but they are not written in the spellbook and hence can't be collected like other spells. \$\endgroup\$ – Ruse Sep 25 at 9:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Ruse that's... a good point. Will update when I've got a minute (or fifteen). \$\endgroup\$ – nitsua60 Sep 25 at 13:45
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Yes. With enough gold & time and the spells in one way or another (spellscrolls & other wizard's spellbooks).

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    \$\begingroup\$ This doesn't add anything that's not already covered by the other answer. \$\endgroup\$ – Purple Monkey Sep 25 at 9:06
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