John Ellis

From Book Owners Online



The library of "Col. John Ellis, deceas'd" - who has not been identified - was auctioned in London, beginning 16 March 1731. Contemporary advertisements reveal that the sale of the library was mandated in order to pay debts; it was described as "a very valuable collection of French and English books, of the most eminent ancient and modern authors".


  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • A catalogue of the library of Col. John Ellis, deceas'd, [London, 1731].