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Towneley, Richard (1629-1707); of Towneley, Lancashire; see C. Webster, `Richard Towneley (1629-1707), the Towneley Group, and Seventeenth-century Science', Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 118 (1967 for 1966), 51-76, noting the catalogues of the sales of the Towneley library at 51-2 n. 2, and with information on the Towneley family at 52-62, and on Richard at 62-76; also Burke's Landed Gentry, 18th edn, I 668; E. G. R. Taylor, Mathematical Practitioners 1485-1714 (Cambridge, 1954), 248; a book-plate dated 1702 appears in several incunabula formerly owned by Towneley (Howe, Book Plates, no. 29653), including Rhodes 351 and Oates 1119, and also in Bodleian Library, 55 c.188 (Francis Trigge, To the Kings Most Excellent Maiestie. The Humble Petition of Two Sisters... (London, 1604); Towneley also owned F. Coster, Enchiridion (1585), which bears the inscription `Richard Townely de Townely', and is now Cologne, Universitäts- und Stadtbibliothek, 1N1136; for books formerly owned by Towneley, and subsequently at St Edmund's College, Ware, see Edwin Burton, Catalogue of Books in the Libraries at St Edmund's College, Old Hall, Printed in England and of Books Written by Englishmen Printed Abroad to the Year 1640 (Ware, 1902), p. iv, with the suggestion that the books may have reached Ware via Bishop James Talbot (d.1790), q.v.; Richard Towneley's grandfather, another Richard Towneley, of Towneley Hall (1566-1628), gave £15 to the Bodleian Library in 1611 (Macray 423), and owned the following books now in the Bodleian, each of which has, on the lower cover, the arms of Towneley stamped in silver and dated 1603: GG 17, 18 Th. (stamped on upper and lower boards), T 1. 3, 4 Th., and Auct. K 3.10. ♦ Categorisation: Type: Person. Gender: Unknown. Dates: 1629 to 1707. Period: 17th century to 18th century.

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  • 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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