Publick Employment and an Active Life with all its Appanages, such as Fame,
De Beer Eb 1667 E
Printed by J.M. for H. Herringham
Huddersfield businessman, Sir John Arthur Brooke (1844-1920) lived at Fenay Hall from about 1872. The Brookes were wealthy and made their money from a woollen mill in the area. Brooke amassed a fine library over his lifetime, and after the death of his older brother, Thomas (d. 1908), inherited four Shakespeare First Folios. Brooke’s bookplate (1911) was executed by accomplished designer, George W. Eve (1815-1914) who also produced royal bookplates for the Windsor Castle Library. Upon his death, Sir John’s library was sold by Sotheby’s, in an eight day auction, that yielded over £32,000 (about NZ$3 million). This work by Evelyn was one of the lots.
John Evelyn, “Publick Employment and an Active Life with all its Appanages, such as Fame,,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 21, 2021, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11530.
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