"THYS BOKE IS MYNE"
on exhibit November 13, 2002 through March 1, 2003
Manuscript Book Lists
Other evidence linking owners
and their books can be found in estate inventories, bequests, booksellers'
catalogues, auction records, and private library catalogues carefully
written by proud or compulsive owners.
Sir William More (1643-1684)
Sir William More, bart. Catalogue
of the More Family Library. 1673/4.
An oval stamp in the left-hand margin of the first page indicates that
this catalogue of books is part of the Losely manuscript collection, now
at the Folger Library. 512 books in this list belonged to Sir William
More, baronet, of Losely Park, Guildford, England. The cover of the book
list is in the hand of More's nephew, Robert More (d. 1689), the last
"A catalogue of my bookes Robert More" L.b. 709 ©
Percy J. Dobell
Percy J. Dobell. Books from Dryden's Library, 1939.
After taking his degree from Oxford, Percy Dobell joined his father in
the book trade, operating three large antiquarian shops in London, Guilford,
and Tunbridge Wells. Using business connections, his scouts, and his own
frequent presence in the auction rooms gave Dobell an inside track on
almost every unique or rare Dryden item that came to market. What today
might strike us as a conflict of interest resulted in the finest Dryden
collection in the world.
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