Peter Scott d.1689

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Peter SCOTT d.1689

Biographical Note

Born at Camberwell, Surrey, son of John Scott. Matriculated Oriel College, Oxford 1658; LL.D 1667 from St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. Admitted at the Inner Temple, 1660. Vicar of Sunninghill, Berkshire 1671; canon of Windsor 1671.


Scott’s library was sold by auction in London by John Bullord, 28 April 1690. The catalogue lists 1209 lots, plus 4 manuscripts and 8 bundles of stitched sermons or tracts. The subject breakdown is: Latin theology 273; Latin miscellaneous 353; English divinity 350; English miscellaneous 233. Most of the books are 17th-century imprints, with ca.7% of the collection 16th century or earlier. The catalogue introduction claims that “their binding is very extraordinary, as being most of them gilt on the back and filleted”.

Characteristic Markings

None of Scott’s books have been identified.


  • Bibliotheca realis & instructissima … Petri Scott, 1690 (ESTC R25608).
  • Venn, J. & J. A. Alumni Cantabrigienses. Cambridge, 1922.