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Catalogue of the library at Crowcombe Court, Somerset

 Single Item
MS. Eng. misc. c. 694
Held at the Weston Library

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Volume comprising:

  1. (fols. 1-43) ‘A catalogue of the books belonging to the library at Crowcombe Court’, Somerset, giving author, title, and number of volumes, in shelf order, early 19th century (watermark 1798)
  2. (fols. 44-54) a catalogue of the manuscripts, in the hand of Sir Thomas Phillipps, 1835
  3. (fol. 55) a list of books missing in 1791, most of which were found ‘when the library was moved to the Gallery’ in 1868


  • Creation: 1835-1868


113 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. misc. c. 694, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. misc. c. 694

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 21487


Catalogue of the library at Crowcombe Court, Somerset

Biographical / Historical

Crowcombe Court was built for Thomas Carew (1702-1766) in 1739. He was an antiquary and the MP for Minehead. On his death it was left to his son-in-law, James Bernard, who died in 1805. He was succeeded in 1811 by his late wife's cousin, Mary, wife of George Warrington who subsequently assumed the name Carew.

Custodial History

Bookplate of Thomas Carew Esq. (19th century)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought, Sotheby’s, 24 July 1978, lot 312.

Physical Facet

Reversed calf, red leather label lettered 'Crowcombe Library' on upper cover, rebacked.

Catalogue of the library at Crowcombe Court, Somerset
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom