William Dickenson d.1719?

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William Dickenson d.1719?

Biographical Note

Described by the catalogue of his library's sale as one of the surgeons of St Thomas Hospital.


Dickenson's books were sold at retail sale in London beginning 1 June 1719. The catalogue summarises the sale as 'a Choice Collection of very Ancient and Valuable Books, in most Languages and Faculties, chiefly Physick, Chirurgery, Chemistry; Divinity, Philology, History, in Greek, Latin, Spanish, Italian, French, and English'. Among the books were also 'a large collection of very ancient Bibles... the First Edition of Homer... with several MSS. on Vellum'. Over 3000 items are listed in the catalogue, and they are divided under headings relating to format, language and subject.


  • Alston, R. C. Inventory of sale catalogues ... 1676-1800, St Philip, 2010.
  • Bibliotheca Dickensoniana: or, a catalogue of the library of the late learned William Dickenson, [London, 1719], ESTC T21580.