Edward Waple

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Edward WAPLE 1647-1712

Printed donation label used in books donated to Sion College by Edward Waple (Lambeth Palace Library Sion A60.3/L78 M. Fornarius, Enchiridium, Brussels, 1696)

Biographical Note

Son of Christopher Waple, of London. BA St John's College, Oxford 1667, MA 1671, BD 1677. Prebendary of Wells 1667, canon of Winchester 1690; vicar of St Sepulche, London 1683, archdeacon of Taunton 1682.


Waple bequeathed his library (ca.1860 volumes, plus ca.300 duplicates sold) to Sion College; the Sion library is now in Lambeth Palace Library, where most of the books remain today.


  • Book label of Edward Waple.
  • Foster, J. Alumni Oxonienses: The Members of the University of Oxford 1500-1714/1715-1886, 8 vols, Oxford, 1891.
  • Lee, B. N. Early printed book labels, Pinner, 1979 (no. 280).
  • Pearce, E. Sion College and Library, Cambridge, 1913, 274-5.