Peter Cardonnel 1614-1667

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Peter CARDONNEL or CARDONELL 1614-1667

Biographical Note

Born at Caen, moved to Southampton in the 1630s where he developed a career as a merchant; reputedly lent money to Charles II during the Civil War. Undertook various literary works and translations; a number of his surviving books have been documented.


Library auctioned in London, 6.6.1681 (1336 lots).


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.
  • Beadle, R. Medieval English manuscripts at auction, 1676-c.1700, The Book Collector 53 (2004), 46-63, 54.
  • Malcolm, N. Aspects of Hobbes, 2002, 259-316 (‘Pierre de Cardonnel’s library, 311-6).