Item NN/5/8 - King Arthur. An heroick poem. In twelve books. To which is annexed, an index, explaining the names of countrys, citys, and rivers, &c.

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King Arthur. An heroick poem. In twelve books. To which is annexed, an index, explaining the names of countrys, citys, and rivers, &c.

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GB 2014 WS-01-BUS-NN/5/8

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  • 1957 (Accumulation)
    Westminster School
    London, United Kingdom
  • 1697 (Publication)
    London, United Kingdom

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Folio, 1 volume

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(ca. 1655-1729)

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BLACKMORE, SIR RICHARD, son of Robert Blackmore, Corsham, Wilts., attorney; b.; at school under Busby (Johnson, Lives of the Poets, ed. G. B. Hill, ii, 235); St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, matr. 19 Mar 1668/9, aged 14; BA 1674; MA 1676; MD Padua; medical practitioner in City of London; FRCP 12 Apr 1687, Censor 1716, Elect 22 Aug 1716 - 22 Oct 1722; Physician in Ordinary to William III 27 Feb 1697 - Mar 1702; knighted 18 Mar 1696/7; author, Creation, a Philosophical Poem demonstrating the Existence and Providence of God, 1712, and many other works; m. Mary --- (“a rich Conventicler” (Hearne, Collections, 21 Apr 1706)); d. 9 Oct 1729. DNB. [Perhaps Richard Blackmore who m. at St. Paul, Covent Garden 9 Feb 1685/6 Mary Adams]

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Godfrey Greene's bookplate

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Donated to the School by Godfrey Greene


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  • Latin

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GB 2014

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  • English

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  • Latin


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