Robert Pierce 1657/8-1707

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Robert PIERCE or PEIRCE 1657/8-1707

Biographical Note

Son of Thomas Pierce, President of Magdalen College, Oxford and later Dean of Salisbury. BCL Magdalen College, Oxford 1676. Rector of North Tidworth, Wiltshire, prebendary of Salisbury 1680.


Pierce's library was auctioned in Oxford, 22.6.1709, as part of a joint sale, with the books of father. The sale catalogue contains 2384 lots, divided only between Latin theology, philology [and miscellaneous] (1255 lots), and English divinity and miscellaneous (1129).

Characteristic Markings

None of Pierce's books have been identified.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.
  • Bibliotheca rarissima ... Robert Pierce, [London, 1709], ESTC t21608.
  • Foster, J. Alumni Oxonienses. London, 1888.