Stuart Bickerstaffe 1661-1703?

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Stuart BICKERSTAFFE 1661-1703?

Armorial stamp of Stuart Bickerstaffe (British Armorial Bindings)

Biographical Note

Eldest son of Sir Charles Bickerstaffe of Seal, Kent (d.1704). Travelled extensively in Europe, during which time he acquired many books.

Characteristic Markings

Used an armorial binding stamp, an ink stamp, and two bookplates. His books were sold in London as an appendix to the auction of Robert Hooke’s library, 29.4.1703 (697 lots).


  • British Armorial Bindings.
  • Mandelbrote, G. Sloane’s purchases at the sale of Robert Hooke’s library, in G. Mandelbrote and B. Taylor (eds), Libraries within the library, 2009, 98-145, p.114ff.