William Lindwood d.ca.1715?

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William LINDWOOD d.ca.1715?

Biographical Note

An untraced individual whose library was auctioned in London, beginning 7 February 1715. The prominence of legal books at the beginning of the catalogue suggests a possibility that he was a lawyer of some kind.


The sale catalogue comprises 992 lots, divided between Greek and Latin books (132), Libri juridici (15), English law-books (112), Spanish/Italian/French books (67), and then three separate sequences of English books, consecutively numbered between folios, quartos and octavos, amounting to 666 lots in all. It is possible that these sequences reflect the bringing in of books from different sources.

Characteristic Markings

None of Lindwood’s books have been identified.


  • A catalogue of the library of Will. Lindwood, Esq., London, 1715, (ESTC n43877).
  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.