Sir Thomas Phillipps's copy of Pufendorf's Abregé du droit de la nature et des gens
Baron Samuel von Pufendorf's Abregé du droit de la nature et des gens, 18th-19th century, inscribed by Sir Thomas Phillipps: (fol. 1) 'Bought of Madame [blank] of Baugey'.
- 18th-19th cent.
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. French d. 27].
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MSS. French d. 27-8
Collection ID (for staff)
CMD ID 13343
Biographical / Historical
Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. (1792-1872) was a collector of manuscripts and printed books. The late A.N.L. Munby, whose Phillipps studies (5 vols., Cambridge, 1951-60) describes Phillipps's life and the acquisition and dispersal of his manuscripts, called his library 'the greatest collection of manuscripts ever put together by one man'. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.
Other Finding Aids
Summary Catalogue of Post-Medieval Western Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library Oxford. Acquisitions 1916-1975. (Oxford, 1991), vol. II, nos. 47209-10.
Phillipps MS. 13579; Sotheby's, 5 June 1899, lot 142, and 15 June 1908, part of lot 291.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Bought by the Library, Sotheby's, 9 Nov. 1955, part of lot 744.
- Sir Thomas Phillipps's copy of Pufendorf's Abregé du droit de la nature et des gens
- Susan Thomas
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