Charles Lamb d.1721?

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Charles LAMB d.1721?

Biographical Note

Vicar of Ealing at the time of his death, Lamb may be the author of England happy at home and abroad, a 1707 printed sermon, in which case he was also vicar of Enfield. According to advertisements for his library sale, Lamb was 'celebrated for his knowledge of the Oriental Tongues'.


Part of Lamb's library was sold by retail sale in London from 28 June 1721, alongside the books of a recently deceased barrister. Advertisements for the sale in the Daily Courant and other newspapers describe it as 'Consisting of a valuable Collection of Books in Theological, Philosophical, Mathematical; and Classical Learning, History, Voyages, Travels, Poetry, Biography, Antiquities, Medals, Husbandry, Trade, Civil, Canon, and Common Law; in Greek, Latin, Italian, French, Oriental Languages, and English'.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • Bibliotheca Lambiana: or, a catalogue of part of the library of the late Reverend and learned Mr. Lamb... As also of an eminent Barrister at Law, [London, 1721], ESTC T14269.
  • 'Bibliotheca Lambiana...', Daily Courant, 28 June 1721.