Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Marmora Arundelliana

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1629

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Shoults Eb 1629 M

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Apud Ioannem Billium

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This catalogue of the Arundel Marbles (‘inscriptions on stone…of immense historical importance’) was once part of the Bibliotheca Colbertina, belonging to Jean Baptiste Colbert (1619-83): just evident from ripped corner. As Finance Minister to Louis XIV, he amassed a personal library of over 20,000 volumes. Upon his death, the library passed down to Colbert’s descendants. In 1728, the library was sold in Paris. The book was somehow acquired by the antiquary William Henry Black (1808-72), who was a tutor in London by age 17, had Latin, Hebrew, and Greek, and published a work on Arundel’s Manuscripts. This book was in his library from 1824. Shoults’s stamp is above Black’s ownership inscription.

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John Selden, “Marmora Arundelliana,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 21, 2021, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11523.

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