John Herbert ca.1670-1720

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John HERBERT ca.1670-1720

Biographical Note

Son of Nathaniel Herbert of London. Educated at Westminster School, BA Trinity College, Cambridge 1691/2, MA 1695. Vicar of Ridge, Hertfordshire from 1718 until his death.


Herbert's books were sold by retail sale in London beginning 6 March 1721, alongside those of an unnamed legal counsellor and the MP William Carr. The catalogue describes the sale as 'Consisting of very valuable books, in most faculties and languages; particularly law, statute, civil, and common, English and other historians; Parliamentary affairs, trade, husbandry and divinity... Also a large Collection of the Classicks... Likewise several curious MSS. chiefly Law, and also MSS, Sermons fairly written, and a Collection of Volumes of Pamphlets, Plays, and Sermons'. The catalogue makes no distinction between the three libraries, and divides the 1885 books by format, subject and language.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • Venn, J. and J. A., Alumni Cantabrigienses, Cambridge, 1922.
  • A catalogue of the libraries of the Honourable William Carr, of Lincoln's-Inn, Esq; late of the Commissioners of the Excise; of an eminent Counsellor at Law, and of the Reverend Mr. John Herbert, late Vicar of Ridge, in the County of Hertford: all deceased, [London, 1721], ESTC T10293.