Appendix A

Hooke’s purchases from Richard Smith’s auction in 16821This list was previously published as part of ‘Appendix II: Lodwick at the sale of Richard Smith’s library, 1682’ in Felicity Henderson and William Poole, ‘The Library Lists of Francis Lodwick FRS (1619-1694): An Introduction to Sloane MSS. 855 and 859, and a Searchable Transcript’, Electronic British Library Journal (2009), Article 1, pp. 1-162, see pp. 12-13 for the list; the full article is available online.

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List of books acquired by Hooke from the auction of Richard Smith in 1682, following the hammer copy of Bibliotheca Smithiana (London, 1682), noted from the copy in the Bodleian Library, call number Vet. A3. d. 187.2On Smith, see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; on the sales, see T.A. Birrell, ‘Books and Buyers in Seventeenth-Century English Auction Sales’, in R. Myers, M. Harris, and G. Mandelbrote (eds), Under the Hammer: Book Auctions since the Seventeenth Century (New Castle, DE., 2001), pp. 51-64. The catalogue was published as Bibliotheca Smithiana, sive, Catalogus librorum in quavis facultate insigniorum, quos in usum suum&bibliothecae ornamentum multo . . . sibi comparavit, vir clarissimus doctissimusq D. Richardus Smith, Londinensis : horum auctio habebitur Londini, in area vulgo dicta Great St. Bartholomews Close, in Angulum ejusdem Septentrionalem, Maii die 15. 1682 / per Richardum Chiswel (London, 1682); ESTC, citation no. R40617, available online via EEBO. There are copies of the hammer catalogue at British Library, Mic.A.1343 (from Lord Crawford’s copy), and an early copy taken from this and entered into Bodleian, Vet. A3. d.187; the latter copy was consulted. The pagination is extremely haphazard, but books are arranged by subject, size, and alphabetically by author. When available, the ‘Hooke’s Books Database’ ID number and the price the book fetched at the 1703 auction of Hooke’s library are provided in square brackets.3Price information from the Robert Hooke’s Books Database follows the pound-shilling-pence format used there.

Latin books:

  • Apologia, notis & observationibus Jo. Pricæus. Paris, 1635. 2s (Cat. page 97) [auct_BH_428; 0-3-0]
  • Artificia Hominum miranda naturae in Sina & europa. Frankfurt, 1656. 2s 2d (Cat. page 132) [auct_BH_1505; 0-2-9]
  • Hedericus, Bernard. De Anno ejusque Partibus & Accidentibus, & de Planetis. Nuremburg, 1598. 4d, with Herrenschmidt below (Cat. page 121)
  • Herrenschmidt, Jacobus. Strenographia Rhetica. Nuremburg, 1598. 4d, with Hedericus (Cat. page 121) [auct_BH_1118; 0-2-4; this book is extant and currently bears British Library shelfmark 1088.c.17.(1.)]
  • Horn, Georg. De Originibus Americanis. The Hague, 1652. 1s 10d (Cat. page 121) [auct_BH_1033; 0-2-1]
  • Laet, Johan. de, and Hugo Grotius. De Origine Gentium Americanarum. Amsterdam, 1643. 2s 2d (Cat. page 122) [auct_BH_1034; 0-1-11]
  • Opera Omnia, ed. Jac. Mycillus. Leiden, 1549. 1s. (Cat. page 93)
  • Martyris Anglerii, Pet. de Orbe Novo; Labore & Industria R Hakluyt. Paris, 1587. 1s (Cat. page 122) [auct_BH_1011; 0-1-3]
  • Mirandola, Pico della. Conclusiones in omni genere Scientiarum, & Politiani Panepistemon. 1532. 4d (Cat. page 126)
  • Montanus, Benito Arias. Itinerarium Benjamini Tudelensis. Antwerp, 1575. 2d (Cat. page 122) [auct_BH_1020; 0-0-6]
  • Olaus Magnus. Historia de Moribus, Ritibus, Superstitibus &c Gentium Sepentrionum. Basel, 1567. 16s (Cat. page 93) [auct_BH_66; 0-10-0]
  • Olivius, J. B. Testificatio de Reconditis in Musæo. Verona, 1593 7d (Cat. page 185) [auct_BH_496; 0-2-7]
  • Passeratius, Joh. De Literarum inter se Cognatione a Permutatione. Paris, 1606. 4d (Cat. page 125) [auct_BH_1116; 0-5-2]
  • Ramus, Petrus. Proæmium Mathematicum. Paris, 1567 [auct_BH_1327; 0-0-4] with Rhet. in Quintil.
  • ——— and Talon. Præfationes, Epistolæ, Orationes. Paris, 1577. 3d (Cat. page 126); Paris, 1559. 2d (Cat. page 126) [auct_BH_1088; 0-0-4]
  • Rantzovius, Henr. Catalogus Imperat. regn. &Principium in Astron. escell. C. Plant. 1680. 4d (Cat. page 126) [date in BH is 1580; auct_BH_1407; 0-0-11]
  • Sacrobosco, Sphaera, scholiis Aeliæ Vineti, P. Nonnii, &c. Cologne, 1594. 1d (Cat. page 128) [auct_BH_1371; no price indicated in BH]
  • Sperlingen, Joan. Meditationes in Scaliger De Subtilitate. Wittenburg, 1656. 6d (Cat. page 128) [auct_BH_1409; 0-0-4]

 

English books:

  • Booker, John. Hopton’s Concordancy of Years, with William Rastal’s Tables. London, 1635, 1639. 8d (Cat. page 203) [auct_BH_2128; 0-0-?]
  • Greaves, John. Pyramidographia. London, 1646. 5s 6d (Cat. page 201) [auct_BH_2193; 0-1-1 (?)]
  • ———. Discourse of the Roman Foot. London, 1647. 3s 6d (Cat. page 201) [auct_BH_2266; 0-3-6]
  • Hues, Robert. Treatise of Globes. London, 1639. 6d (Cat. page 203) [auct_BH_2410; 0-0-8]
  • Parkinson, John. Garden of Flowers. London, 1629. 10s 3d (Cat. page 280) [auct_BH_1871; 0-6-0]
  • ———. Theater of Plants. London, 1640. £2 5s 3d (Cat. page 280) [auct_BH_1872; 1-?-6]
  • Philips, Henry. Purchasers Patern much enlarged. London, 1676. 1s (Cat. page 222)

 

‘Stitcht Books’ in quarto, Latin (prices not noted):

  • de Bois, Jac. Dialogus Theologico-Astronomicus de sole & Terra. Leiden, 1653. (Cat. page 375)
  • Hobbes, Thomas. Dialogus Physicus de Natura Aeris. London, 1661. (Cat. page 374)
  • Lansberg, Philip. Commentationes in Motum Terræ diuturnum et Annum. Middleburg, 1630. (Cat. page 374) [auct_BH_337; no price indicated in BH]
  • ———. Apologia pro Ph. Lansberg de Terræ Motu adversus Lib. Fromondum. Middleburg, 1633. (Cat. page 374)
  • Ross, Alexander. Confutatio Opinionis Ph. Lansbergii de Terræ motu Circulari. London, 1634. (Cat. page 374)
  • Veneti, P. Liber [de] Compositione Mundi, 1625. (Cat. pages 374-5)

 

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1. This list was previously published as part of ‘Appendix II: Lodwick at the sale of Richard Smith’s library, 1682’ in Felicity Henderson and William Poole, ‘The Library Lists of Francis Lodwick FRS (1619-1694): An Introduction to Sloane MSS. 855 and 859, and a Searchable Transcript’, Electronic British Library Journal (2009), Article 1, pp. 1-162, see pp. 12-13 for the list; the full article is available online.
2. On Smith, see the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography; on the sales, see T.A. Birrell, ‘Books and Buyers in Seventeenth-Century English Auction Sales’, in R. Myers, M. Harris, and G. Mandelbrote (eds), Under the Hammer: Book Auctions since the Seventeenth Century (New Castle, DE., 2001), pp. 51-64. The catalogue was published as Bibliotheca Smithiana, sive, Catalogus librorum in quavis facultate insigniorum, quos in usum suum&bibliothecae ornamentum multo . . . sibi comparavit, vir clarissimus doctissimusq D. Richardus Smith, Londinensis : horum auctio habebitur Londini, in area vulgo dicta Great St. Bartholomews Close, in Angulum ejusdem Septentrionalem, Maii die 15. 1682 / per Richardum Chiswel (London, 1682); ESTC, citation no. R40617, available online via EEBO. There are copies of the hammer catalogue at British Library, Mic.A.1343 (from Lord Crawford’s copy), and an early copy taken from this and entered into Bodleian, Vet. A3. d.187; the latter copy was consulted. The pagination is extremely haphazard, but books are arranged by subject, size, and alphabetically by author.
3. Price information from the Robert Hooke’s Books Database follows the pound-shilling-pence format used there.