Seth-Mountley Buncle

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Seth-Mountley BUNCLE

Biographical Note

Master of the Mercer’s School , London; his origins and education are not traced, though Foster has an entry for a John Boncle or Bunckley, master of Charterhouse School in 1653, said to be at the Mercer's Chapel School in 1673.


Buncle's library was auctioned in London, 9.4.1695, as part of a joint sale with part of the library of John Tillotson. The sale catalogue contains 1821 lots, with no English books; Tillotson's English books were sold separately, 15.4.1695, but we have no information about Buncle's English ones. The sale catalogue mentions Buncle's holdings of books in "Hebrew, Chaldaick, Syriack, Persick, and other oriental books, with French, Italian and Spanish, and the 403 lots in these languages were presumably largely his; we do not know which of the Latin lots (1418) were Buncle's rather than Tillotson's.


  • Bibliotheca Tillotsoniana, London, 1695, ESTC r222271.
  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.
  • Foster, J. Alumni Oxonienses. Oxford, 1891.