We get to wind up this volume of inventories with something a tad more interesting than a parcel of old books, thanks to Thomas Warren.
Joshua Calvert, appraised February 1735:
- 2 old books
Valued at just £0.0125 . . .
John Capshaw, appraised April 1736:
- 2 old books
Mr. Thomas Warren, appraised August 1736:
- Pools Annotations on the Holy Bible Volumn 2d
- 1 Book the works of Josephas
- 1 Law Do Traitors of Pleas to the Crown
A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: or a System of the Principal Matters relating to that Subject, digested under their proper Heads (although the appraisal does clearly say ‘Traitors’).
Also Word in its infinite wisdom spell-checked ‘pleas’ to ‘please’ – not helpful.
- 1 Do Woods Institutes
An Institute of the Laws of England by Thomas Wood – not to be confused with Sir Edward Coke’s Institutes of the Lawes of England, which would be quite unfair to Mr. Wood. I could not easily find a link to the first edition, published in 1716, but you can see the fourth edition (1724) here.
- 1 small Do Synaca Morals
- 1 small Do Scrivners Guide Vo: 2
- 1 Book Dydams Treatee of Physick
- 1 small Do History Cold Barth
- 1 Law Do Nelsons Justice
- 1 old Do Alsops fables
- 1 Book English Liberty
- 1 old Do Saml. Cradocks Discourse upon Divinity
- 1 Book Beavridges Works
A work of theology by William Beveridge, Bishop of St. Asaph (and not the work of William Beveridge, British economist; William Beveridge, Scottish footballer; Bill Beveridge, ice hockey player; William Blackwood Beveridge, Canadian merchant; or William Ian Beardmore Beveridge, Australian animal pathologist).
- 1 Do Practice of Piety
- 1 Common Prayer Book
- 1 Book Humane Prudence
Or the Art by Which a Man may Raise Himself and his Fortune to Grandeur. And who wouldn’t want to do that? This is the seventh edition, published in 1697.
- 1 Spelling Book
- a parcel of old Book
Plenty of theology but, curiously, no Bible.
For the record, I tried to find a history called ‘Barth’ as well as ‘English Liberty’ but came up empty. Not surprisingly, most of the hits were John Barth (here’s a shout-out to The Sot-Weed Factor) and John Wilkes (who’s all about English Liberty, but too late for this inventory). Dydams Treatee of Physick is also a mystery.
Mr. Richard Vowles, appraised April 1736:
- parcel old books
Robert Clark, appraised March 1736:
- some old books
Jacob Morris, appraised May 1736:
- 2 old books
John Hayes, appraised June 1736:
- a parcel old books
Mr. Richard Coade, appraised June 1736:
- prcel old books
John Barwick, appraised June 1736:
- one old bible and prayer book
Isaac Martain, appraised June 1736:
- small old bible and 2 very old books
John Loveday, appraised May 1736:
- 7 old books
Philip Kacey, appraised July 1736:
- 1 old large Bible
- some small books
Robert Skiene, appraised May 1736:
- 1 large bible
- a parcel of old books
Mr. John Stevens, appraised May 1736:
- 5 books
Thomas Tate, appraised sometime before July 1736:
- 20 old books
Peter Cearsey, appraised April 1736:
- one old prayer book
- 2 old Testaments
John Murry, appraised November 1736:
- 1 bible
David Addams, appraised June 1736:
- a parcel of old Books
Mr. Thomas Haskins, appraised May 1736:
- 4 books
That’s it for Volume 21 – stay tuned for the libraries of Volume 22.