Richard Powell

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Richard POWELL


The library of "Richard Powell Esq; deceased" - who has not been identified - was sold by retail sale in London, beginning 14 January 1730. The titlepage of the sale catalogue announced "a collection of very valuable books in most faculties and sciences, viz. law, history, divinity, architecture, husbandry, voyages, and travels, books of prints, 35 volumes of votes and proceedings in Parliament, classicks, poetry, lives, and a very large collection of books relating to the history of Great Britain and Ireland".


  • Alston, R. C., Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • Catalogue librorum in quavis facultate insigniorum: being a catalogue of the library of Richard Powell, [London, 1730], ESTC t60436.