Eponymologium Criticum ex Principum Sacrorum, secularium.

Creator

Date

1644

Identifier

Shoults Gb 1644 M

Type

Publisher

J. Pressius

Abstract

The simple bookplate with festoon (a wreath or garland hanging from two points) and legend (name) belongs to Charles Burney (1757–1817), the classicist, and son of Dr Charles Burney (1726–1814), the music historian. In 1777, while at Cambridge, young Burney stole 35 classical books, removing the University Library ownership details and replacing them with his own. He then sold the books in London as his own. He was dismissed, and sent to King’s College, Aberdeen, where he pursued classical studies, for which he later gained fame. Burney amassed a huge private library that the British Museum purchased in 1818. Somewhat fortunately, this Shoults book is not on the ‘missing’ list printed in Ralph Walker and J. C. T. Oates’s paper in the Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, 1962.

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Citation

Tobias Magirus, “Eponymologium Criticum ex Principum Sacrorum, secularium.,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed December 2, 2022, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11498.