Owen Phillips d.1678

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Owen PHILLIPS d.1678

Biographical Note

Possibly the man of this name who graduated MA from New College, Oxford in 1660; later Under-master of Winchester College



Phillips's library, together with that of the lawyer John Godolphin was auctioned in London by William Cooper, beginning 11 November 1678. The sale catalogue does not distinguish which books came from which source. It includes 3321 lots, together with ca.1000 unbound pamphlets, classified as Latin law (319 lots), English law (193), Manuscripts (26; mostly legal, so presumably Godolphin’s), Latin/Greek theology and patristics (872), Latin philology (573), English theology (880) and English philology (458).

Characteristic Markings

None of Phillips's books have been identified.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues 1676-1800. St Philip, 2010.
  • Catalogus variorum & insigniorum librorum … D. Johannis Godolphin, J.U.D. et D. Oweni Phillips, London, 1678, ESTC R22607]).
  • Foster, J. Alumni Oxonienses. London, 1888.