PHILLIPPS, THOMAS, SIR. Dugdale's Baronage, with additions by Phillipps, 1829
Sir Thomas Phillipps: Dugdale’s Baronage, with Additions by Phillipps, 1829
RLIN ID No.
Dugdale, William, Sir, 1605-1686.
Baronage of England.
Dugdale’s Baronage : with additions by Sir Thomas Phillipps, Bart. [autograph manuscript], 1829.
1 v. (553 p.) ; 32 cm.
English antiquary and collector. He began collecting while at Rugby School and Oxford and on inheriting his father’s estate at Middle Hill in Worcestershire, he embarked on a career of collecting manuscripts and books. Phillipps’s collection eventually contained over 60,000 manuscripts. He printed a number of these at the Middle Hill Press he established on his estate. Sir Thomas had a keen interest in genealogy and copied and printed a number of works on heraldry and genealogy. The prolific seventeenth century English herald, Sir William Dugdale, was the author of the Visitations of Staffordshire and of Derbyshire, both printed by Phillipps at the Middle Hill Press in 1854. Dugdale’s Baronage of England was first published in 1675.
Scope and Contents Note
An annotated alphabetically arranged collection of pedigrees written in black and red ink and pencil. Most of the entries are in the hand of Sir Thomas Phillipps.
Title from manuscript.
Bound in nineteenth century calf with spine partly detached; laid in modern folding cloth box with other items; spine title in gilt: Phillipps Private Papers/Autograph Manuscripts/ Dugdale’s Baronage.
Entry no. 10,482 in the Phillipps manuscripts Catalogus Librorum Manuscriptorum in Bibliotheca D. Thomas Phillipps, Bt., with an introduction by A. L. N. Munby (London: Holland Press, 1968).
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Purchase; Sotheby’s auction no.3243, Lot 0063, London; 2003/12/02.
Previously owned by Martin Schoyer of Spikkestad, Norway, who purchased it from the dealer H. P. Kraus of New York City. Previously owned by W H. Robinson, Ltd. of London. It was sold at one of the numerous sales of Phillipps manuscripts at Sotheby’s starting in 1886.
Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872.
Schoyer, Martin, former owner.
Middle Hill Press, publisher.
Nobility. Great Britain. Early works to 1800.
Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.