Thomas Lusher d.1729

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Thomas LUSHER or LASHER ca.1697-1729

Biographical Note

Born in Berkshire. Matriculated Pembroke College, Oxford aged 18 in 1715, BA 1719.


Lusher's will makes no mention of his library, and his books were sold by auction in London over five nights beginning 18 December 1729. The printed catalogue, which arranges the items by date of auction and format, describes the sale as 'Consisting of 500 articles in Greek, Latin, Italian, Spanish, French, and English. Being a collection of the most approved modern authors, in divinity, history, poetry, physick, voyages, travels, and other polite literature. With some very good editions of the classicks, and several very curious manuscripts'.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • Foster, J. Alumni Oxonienses, Oxford, 1891.
  • A young student's library: or, a catalogue of books belonging to the late Mr. Lusher, of Pembroke Coll[ege], Oxon. [London, 1729], ESTC T217219.
  • Will of Thomas Lusher of Leighton Buzzard The National Archives PROB 11/629/45.