Biographical dates - Period of existence1584 - 1654
Other InformationWhile 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'.
MARC Area Codee-uk-en
Profession / Type of InstitutionScholar
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