Oxford, Bodleian Library (GB): 4° B 2 Art. Seld.
KeywordsEducation; Theology-moral; Theology-moral; Commentary; Collection
Description of Copy
Holding InstitutionOxford, Bodleian Library (GB)
Shelfmark4° B 2 Art. Seld.
Time period - 1700
NoteEdward Gwynn († in or shortly after 1645); name stamped on the upper cover.
Time period1401 - 1600
Provenance nameGodmersham, William (fl. 1469-1510) [per] monk of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury; see Emden, BRUO, 780; there was also a monk of Christ Church Cathedral Priory, Canterbury, of the same name and at the same period: see Joan Greatrex, Biographical Register of the English Cathedral Priories of the Province of Canterbury c.1066 to 1540 (Oxford, 1997), 172.
NoteProvenance: William Godmersham (fl. 1469-1510); see Ker, Medieval Libraries, 47, 244; inscription on a1r: 'Liber fratris Willelmi Godmersham monachi Sancti Augustini Cant.'
Time period1501 - 1700
Provenance nameSelden, John (1584-1654), 1584 - 1654 [per] (Male) while his manuscripts were bequeathed to the Bodleian, his printed books were presented to the Bodleian in 1659 by the executors of John Selden's will; see Macray 110-23; SC II 594-5; D. M. Baratt, `The Library of John Selden and its Later History', BLR 3 (1951), 128-42; John Sparrow, `The Earlier Owners of Books in John Selden's Library', BQR 6 (1931), 263-71; The Bodleian Library in the Seventeenth Century, Guide to an Exhibition (Oxford, 1951), 43-7; Philip 47-8; Rogers, Treasures, 121, 130-1; A. L. Rowse, Four Caroline Portraits (London, 1993), 125-55; Graham Parry, The Trophies of Time: English Antiquaries of the Seventeenth Century (Oxford, 1995), ch. 4; Toomer, Eastern Wisedome, ad indicem, esp. 64-71; Sandra Naiman, `John Selden (1584-1654)', in Pre-Nineteenth-century British Book-collectors and Bibliographers, ed. William Baker and Kenneth Womack, DLB 213 (Detroit, Washington DC, and London, 1999), 297-306; Reid Barbour, John Selden: Measures of the Holy Commonwealth in Seventeenth-century England (Toronto, 2003); the catalogue now kept as MS. Selden supra 111 was drawn up at Selden's house in London, probably shortly after his death; MS. Broxb. 84.10 and MS. Add. C. 40 were drawn up at the Bodleian Library in 1672, the former for Chief Justice Vaughan, the other for another of Selden's executors; some of Selden's books bear his motto `περί παντός την ελευθερίαν'.
NoteJohn Selden (1584-1654); Greek motto on a1r; see MS. Broxb. 84. 10, p. 44: 'Boethius Severinus. De consolatione Philosophiæ et de disciplina scholarum cum commentis St Thomæ'.
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