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Savile, Sir Henry (1549-1622); see DNB; G.H. Martin and J.R.L. Highfield, A History of Merton College, Oxford, (Oxford, 1997), ad indicem, esp. ch. 8, with his involvement in the early history of the Bodleian Library at 162-3; donated books to the Bodleian at various stages; see Benefactors' Register I 29; founded chairs in astronomy and in geometry at Oxford and endowed each chair with a library drawn from his own collections; later Savilian professors added to the library; the library was handed over to the Bodleian Library in 1884; Savile's own books are in the sections shelfmarked Savile N–Z, Aa and Bb: see C. J. Scriba, Studien zur Mathematik des John Wallis (1616-1703) (Wiesbaden, 1966), Anhang, 112-42: Die Bücher und Handschriften von John Wallis mit einem Ûberblick über die Geschichte der Savile Collection (jetzt Teil der Bodleian Library in Oxford); SC III 1094; other books in Catalogue of... Books from the Libraries of Sir Henry Savile and Sir John Savile (London: Sotheby's, 19 Dec. 1860). ♦ Categorisation: Type: Person. Gender: Unknown. Dates: 1549 to 1622. Period: 16th century to 17th century.

6 entries:

  • A-240(1) Ammonius Hermiae — Commentarii in quinque voces Porphyrii. — Venice: [Zacharias Callierges] for Nicolaus Blastos, 23 May 1500. Folio.
  • A-384(6) Aristoteles — Opera [Greek]. — Venice: Aldus Manutius, Romanus, 1495-8. Folio.
  • L-126(1) Livius, Titus — Historiae Romanae decades [French]. — Paris: [Antoine Caillaut and Jean Du Pré], 27 Nov. 1486. Folio.
  • L-167(2) Lucas de Burgo S. Sepulchri — Somma di arithmetica, geometria, proporzioni e proporzionalità, et al. — Venice: Paganinus de Paganinis, 10-20 Nov. 14[9]4. Folio.
  • S-216(1) Simplicius — Hypomnemata in Aristotelis categorias [Greek] Ὑπόμνημα εἰς τὰς δέκα κατηγορίας του̂ Ἀριστοτέλους . — Venice: Zacharias Callierges, for Nicolaus Blastus, 26 Oct. 1499. Folio.
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