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Sir Thomas Phillipps's copy of Pufendorf's Abregé du droit de la nature et des gens

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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'.

Dates

  • 18th-19th cent.

Extent

2 shelfmarks

Language of Materials

French

Preferred Citation

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.

Custodial History

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.
Title
Sir Thomas Phillipps's copy of Pufendorf's Abregé du droit de la nature et des gens
Status
Completed
Author
Susan Thomas
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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