English Book Owners in the Seventeenth Century
2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015
A work-in-progress reference listing of seventeenth-century English book owners, focusing on book collections that were partly, if not entirely, formed in that century. The list is arranged alphabetically by name of the book collector and includes notes on the size and disposition of the collections, as well as dates and citations of other sources. It draws largely on existing published work, but also incorporates evidence of surviving books taken from sales and auction catalogues. (Note: 2011 update #2 added links to images of inscriptions and bookplates in select items, since continued).
David Pearson (created by)
David Pearson, “English Book Owners in the Seventeenth Century,” 2005; updates: 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 (2), 2012, 2015.