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Townley, Charles (1737-1805); of Towneley, Lancashire; unlike the rest of his family, spelled his name with only 'e'; great-great-grandson of Richard Towneley (see below); see DNB; for a genealogical table of the Towneley family see Mary Elizabeth Towneley: A Memoir (London, 1924), 376-9; see also Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museums (Burnley, 1984), on Towneley Hall and the family, with, at 28, an illustration of Zoffany's painting of Charles Townley and his friends; on the Towneley library see Fletcher, Collectors, 226-32 (mainly on the library of John Towneley), but at 231-2 for other book-collecting members of the family; de Ricci, English Collectors, 88-9; a further sale of books (mainly dating from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries) was held in 1883: Catalogue of the Towneley Library removed from Towneley Hall, Lancashire (London: Sotheby's, 18 June 1883). ♦ Categorisation: Type: Person. Gender: Unknown. Dates: 1737 to 1805. Period: 18th century to 19th century.

2 entries:

  • A-350(1)? Antonius de Bitonto — Sermones dominicales per totum annum. — Strasbourg: Johann (Reinhard) Grüninger, 25 Jan. 1496. 8°.
  • R-008(1)? Rampegollis, Antonius de — Compendium Morale siue Figurae Bibliae. — Venice: Georgius Arrivabenus, 15 Nov. 1496. 8°.

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