Bibliotheca Hookiana - Record details

Language and size:Libri Latini, &c. in Quarto
Lot number:313
Page number:15
Author:[Haex, David]
Title:Dictionarium Malaico Latinum
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Publication date:[ ]
Price fetched:0.3.5
Location:Royal College of Physicians shelfmark D2/54-h-11: no fixed url, search for 'Dictionarium malaico-latinum et latino-malaicum' in the library catalogue
Sloane no. G 371: no fixed url, search the Sloane Printed Books catalogue with the Royal College of Physicians shelfmark entered exactly with all the punctuation marks.
Provenance:Prior to Hooke:
Clüver, Detlev (1645-1708; inscription 'Dethlevi Cluveri Romae 1674')
After Hooke:
Sloane, Hans (1660-1753)
Provenance references:Mandelbrote, 'Sloane's Purchases' (2009), p. 124; Royal College of Physicians library collection and catalogue.
Annotations:Inscription on pastedown 'R. Hooke 8d May 25 1691 Cl. Auct'.
Other notes:See figs. 8, 8a, and 8b in the editors' Introduction.
Missing its titlepage, which is provided in manuscript.
Hooke had been interested in purchasing a copy of this book at least since 1688. It appears on his list of desiderata on fol. 145v of British Library, MS Sloane 1039; this list can now be linked to the auction of Robert Scott's library, and the book matches lot 135 on p. 81 of Benjamin Walford's Catalogus librorum Roberti Scott . . . quorum auctio habenda est . . . decimo tertio die Februarii, 1687/8, available online via EEBO. Hooke's acquisition note suggests he may purchased this book from an auction by John Bullord. The book is listed as lot 145 in 'Books in Quarto' on page 7 of Bullord's A Catalogue of Books of Two Eminent Mathematicians . . . which will be exposed to sale by way of auction . . . 21st of . . . May, 1691, and Hooke's note indicating 'Cl. Auct[ion]' is mostly likely referring to the mathematician Detlev Clüver (1645-1708) whose inscription "Dethlevi Cluveri Romae 1674" is found on the same page. This raises the possibility that Clüver was one of the two anonymous mathematicians whose libraries were being auctioned off by Bullord. Bullord's catalogue (ESTC citation no. R230265) is available via EEBO.
It may be noteworthy that the book does not appear on Hooke's surviving list of desiderata from this particular Bullord auction.
database ID:auct_BH_656

 

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