Peter Butcher b.1667?

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Peter BUTCHER b.1667?

One of Butcher's bookplates (British Museum Franks Collection 4615)


John Blatchly describes and illustrates 2 early 18th century bookplates (one in Franks, 4615), and a book label, used by Peter Butcher, apothecary of Ipswich, about whom we have few other biographical details; the bookplates incorporate the arms of the Apothecaries Company, although Butcher seems not to have been a member. The extent of his library is not known.


  • Blatchly, J., Some Suffolk and Norfolk ex-libris, London, 2000, p.34.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903.