The Historic Library & Rare Book Collection at Sherborne School includes a section of books by British authors.

A-Z by author &/or title:

ANON.
Volume 1: Elegant Extracts, or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to elegant extracts in prose.
Books 1 & 2 in one volume.
London, 1801 (improved edition).
Volume 2: Poetry Elegant Extracts, or, Useful and Entertaining Passage in Verse.
Books 3 & 4 in one volume.
Printed by Luke Hansard, Lincolns Inn Fields, n.d.
Inscribed ‘R. Lyon’.  [Ralph Lyon (1795-1856), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1823-1845].

ANON.
Volume 1: Elegant Extracts, or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to elegant extracts in poetry.
Books 1 & 2 in one volume.
London, 1803 (8th ed.).
Inscribed ‘R. Lyon, 1827’.  Stamped ‘Kings School Sherborne House Library’.
Volume 2: Elegant Extracts, or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: being similar in design to elegant extracts in poetry.
Books 3 & 4 in one volume.
Printed by T. Gillet, Salisbury Square, n.d.
Inscribed ‘A. Lyon, ‘R. Lyon’. Stamped ‘Kings School Sherborne House Library’.  [Ralph Lyon (1795-1856), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1823-1845]

ARNOLD, Matthew (1822-1888)
The Poems of Matthew Arnold 1840-1867.
With an introduction by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch.
Oxford Edition, Oxford University Press, 1920.
School Prize Book awarded by Nowell Smith to E.C. Alderton, 1924. [Eldon Charles Alderton attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1922-1927]

BACON, Francis (1561-1626)
Of the Advancement of Learning; or the partitions of the Science… interpreted by Gilbert Wats.
London, for Thomas Williams, 1674 (2nd Watts edition).
Folio.
Inscribed: ‘G.D. Roome, Abbey House, 1967’. [Geoffrey David Roome (1951-), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1965-1969]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by T.C. Bartlett, 1910. [Thomas Charles Bartlett (1861-1929) attended Sherborne School (Foundationer) 1873-1877]

Opera.
[Title page lacking: Frankfurt, 1664]
Impensis Joannis Baptistae Schonwetteri.
Folio.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Sir Thomas Windham, c.1685 (entry in original library catalogue).

BARCLAY, John (1582-1621)
Io. Barclaii Argenis. Editio Novissima.
Amsterdam, Joannem Janssonium, 1642.
16mo.
Bound in vellum.

Jo. Barclaii Argenis. Nunc primum illustrate.
Leiden & Rotterdam, ex officina Hackiana, 1664.
[?Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for 15s.0d.]

Archombrotus et Theopompus sive Argenidis secunda & tertia pars. Ubi de institutione principis.
Leiden & Rotterdam, ex officina Hackiana, 1669.
[?Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for 15s.0d.]

Euphormionis Lusinini, sive Jo. Barclaii, Satyricon, nunc primum in sex partes dispertitum, & notis illustratum, cum Clavi.  Accessit conspiratio Anglicana.
Leiden, ex officina Hackiana, 1674.
Sm.8vo.
Purchased from Robert Clavell on 28 June 1687 for 7s.0d.

BARNES, William (1801-1886)
Poems Grave and Gay by William Barnes.
Edited by Giles Dugdale.
Dorchester, Longmans, 1949.
Presented to Sherborne School Library by Giles Dugdale, July 1949.

Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect.
London, 1883.
Signed by W.B. Wildman. Inscribed ‘W.B. Wildman. In kindly remembrance of Louis N. Parker. Overvale, Sherborne. April 17, 1892’.  With a letter from Winifred Mabel Wildman in which she lists the poems Barnes’ recited and saying she made a mistake saying that Barnes was a sort of modern Dorset Burns because he was much better educated and was Vicar of a country living near Dorchester.’

BEERBOHM, Max (1872-1956)
Cartoons: ‘The Second Childhood of John Bull’.
London, Stephen Swift & Co. Ltd. [1911?]

BLAKE, William (1757-1827)
The Poetical Works of William Blake.
Edited by John Sampson.
Oxford Edition, Oxford University Press, 1913.
School Prize Book awarded by Nowell Smith to E.J. Wheeler, 1916. [Eric James Wheeler attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1912-1916]
Donated to Sherborne School Library, September 1963.

BOSWELL, James (1740-1795) & MALONE, Edmund (1741-1812)
The Life of Samuel Johnson. With copious notes… by Malone.
London, 1821.
5 volumes.
[Malone’s edition was first published in 1799]

BROOKE, Rupert (1887-1915)
The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke: with a Memoir.
London, Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd., 1920.

BROWNE, Sir Thomas (1605-1682)
The Works of the Learned Sir Thomas Brown Kt., Doctor of Physick, late of Norwich.
London, 1686 (1st collected edition).
Folio.
In four parts:
1. Pseudodoxia, or Enquiries into …commonly presumed Truths.
2. Religio Medici.
3. Hydriotaphia, or Urn-Burial (and) The Garden of Cyrus.
4. Miscellany Tracts.
Acquired before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue).

BROWNING, Robert (1812-1889)
Poems of Robert Browning.
Oxford Edition, Oxford University Press, 1912.
School Prize Book awarded by Nowell Smith to E.J. Wheeler, 1915. [Eric James Wheeler attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1912-1916]
Donated to Sherborne School Library, September 1963.

The Ring and the Book.
Oxford Edition, Oxford University Press, 1912.
School Prize Book awarded by Nowell Smith to E.J. Wheeler, 1916. [Eric James Wheeler attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1912-1916]
Donated to Sherborne School Library, September 1963.

BYRON, George Gordon Byron Baron (1788-1824)
The Poetical Works of Lord Byron.
Oxford Edition, Oxford University Press, 1914.
School Prize Book awarded by Nowell Smith to E.J. Wheeler, 1916. [Eric James Wheeler attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1912-1916]
Donated to Sherborne School Library, September 1963.

BUNYAN, John (1628-1688)
The Holy War, made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus.
London, 1795.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Admiral D. Norris, R.N., 1928.

The Pilgrims Progress from this world to that which is to come.
London, Bickers & Son, 1882.
School Prize Book awarded by E.M. Young to H.C.P. Woolmer, 1889.  [Herbert Charles Palairet Woolmer attended Sherborne School (School House) 1886-1891]
Inscribed: ‘H.P. Heath, Aldershot, 1981’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Mrs Denise Hamilton-Robson, October 2004.

BUTT, George Medd (1797-1860)
Sherborne Castle, A Descriptive Poem, in Two Cantos, with other pieces of Verse.
Printed by Cruttwell, Sherborne, and published by Penny and Hodges, October 1815.
Also includes the following poems: ‘Henry and Anna, A Ballad’, ‘To a Gentleman, on his presenting the author with the poems of Cowper’, ‘Sorrow, Pity, and the Muse’, ‘Lines occasioned by H.R.H. the Princess Charlotte’s visit to Earl Digby, at Sherborne Castle, November 9, 1814’, ‘The Tear of the Brave’, ‘Strephon and Love’, ‘Lines on the Conclusion of Peace with America, December, 1814’, ‘Waterloo’, ‘The Celestial Decree’.
With a list of subscribers.
[G.M. Butt was bound as an apprentice at Cruttwell’s Journal in Sherborne, during which time he wrote and published this volume of poetry (aged 18), raising £100 by subscription.  Later, he established himself in the legal profession and was appointed a QC.  He also served as MP for Weymouth.  Following his death on 11 November 1860, a memorial window was installed in the south aisle of Sherborne Abbey]

CAXTON, William (1422-1491)
The Game of Chess.
London, Vincent & James Figgins, 1855.
[A facsimile of William Caxton’s translation of The Game of Chess by Jacobus de Cessolis.  First published by William Caxton in 1474]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by William Hammond, 1919. [William Hammond (1848-1924), attended Sherborne School 1858-1866. Librarian of the Grand Lodge of England at Freemason’s Hall 1912-1924]

CHESTER, Norley  (pseudonym of Emily UNDERDOWN)
Stories from Dante.
London, Frederick Warne & Co., 1898.
School Prize Book (Lister German prize) awarded by F.B. Westcott to W.B. Foley, 1906. [Walter Barham Foley attended Sherborne School (School House) 1903-1907]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Mrs M. Foley from the library of W.B. Foley, OBE, FRCS, 1889-1979, March 1980.

COLTON, Charles Caleb (1780-1832)
Hypocrisy: a Satire in three books.
Tiverton, 1812.
8vo.
Acquired by Sherborne School c.1905.

COLQUHOUN, John (1805-1885)
Salmon-casts and Stray Shots, being Fly-leaves from the note-book of John Colquhoun.
Edinburgh & London, 1858.
Stamped ‘King’s School Sherborne House Library’.

COWLEY, Abraham (1618-1677)
The Works of Mr Abraham Cowley.
London, 1681 (7th ed.)
Inscriptions: ‘Richard Walter his book 1682’; ‘Jenny Burton her book 1716’; ‘James Burton’; ‘S.R. Bendy not his book July 13th 1952’. [Simon Richard Bendy, attended Sherborne School (Westcott House) 1948-1952]

The Works of Mr Abraham Cowley.
London, 1684 (8th ed.)
Donated to Sherborne School Library by T.C. Bartlett, c.1902.  [Thomas Charles Bartlett (1861-1929).  Attended Sherborne School (School House) 1873-1877.  Practised as a solicitor in Sherborne]

COWPER, William (1731-1800)
Poetical Works of William Cowper.
Edited by Robert Bell.
London, 1854.
3 volumes.
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1861 and 1884.

CREECH, Thomas (1659-1700)
T. Lucretius Carus, of the Nature of Things, in six books. Translated into English Verse by Thomas Creech, A.M. late Fellow of Wadham College in Oxford.
London, printed by John Matthews for George Sawbridge, 1714.
Six book in two volumes.
Acquired by Sherborne School Library, 1925.

The Odes and Satyrs, and Epistles of Horace. Done into English by Mr Creech.
London, J. & R. Tonson, London, 1737 (6th ed.)

DEFOE, Daniel (1660-1731)
The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe: and The Further Adventures of Robinson Crusoe.
London, 1778 (15th ed.)
2 volumes.
[Volume 2 contains a map of the world, tracing Crusoe’s journeys; a rudimentary outline of Australia shows ‘New South Wales, discovered 1770’]
Donated to Sherborne School Library by A.C. Clapin, 26 January 1896. [Alfred Charles Clapin (1826-1924), assistant master at Sherborne School, 1852-1854, 1856-1890; founded and ran Sherborne Preparatory School until 1880]

DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870)
The Battle of Life. A Love Story.
Bradbury & Evans, London, 1846.
With illustrations by D. Maclise, R. Doyle, J. Leech and C. Stanfield.
Stamped ‘King’s School Sherborne House Library’

Christmas Books.  A reprint of the first editions, with the illustrations, and an introduction, biographical and bibliographical, by Charles Dickens the younger.
London, Macmillan & Co., Ltd., 1933.
School Prize Book awarded by A.R. Wallace to M.M.L. Archdale, 1935. [Michael Mervyn Lyon Archdale, attended Sherborne School (The Green) 1934-1937.  With a covering letter from Jean Cox of South Petherton, Somerset, stating that Michael Mervyn Archdale (1921-1944) served in the 6th Airborne and was killed in Normandy on June 15 1944.  ‘Sadly there are no close members of the family left.  I wonder if one of the libraries would give his prize a home?’

DRYDEN, John (1631-1700)
The Works of Virgil: containing his Pastorals, Georgics and Aeneis. Translated into English verse by Mr Dryden.
London, Jacob Tonson, 1709 (3rd ed.)
3 volumes.
Inscribed: ‘WS’
Donated to Sherborne School Library by G.E. Saunders, 1908.

The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis: and of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Translated into English verse by Mr Dryden, and other eminent hands.
London, Jacob Tonson, 1713 (5th ed.)
Inscribed: [?‘H.R. King 1880’]

The Dramatick Works of John Dryden, esq.
Volume 6.
London, 1717.
Printed for Jacob Tonson.

The Poems of John Dryden.
Edited by John Sargeaunt.
Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1910.
School Prize Book awarded by Nowell Smith to E.J. Wheeler, 1915. [Eric James Wheeler attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1912-1916]
Donated to Sherborne School Library, September 1963.

FALCONER, William (1732-1769)
The Shipwreck: a Poem.
London, 1808.
Inscribed: ‘Mr G. Smith, January 28th 1811’; ‘Mr Fraser, 19 February 1813’.
Annotated.
Acquired by Sherborne School c.1893.

FELTHAM, Owen (1602-1668)
Resolves: Divine, Moral, Political.
London, 1677 (10th impression)
3rd folio edition.
Inscribed: ‘Thomas Mansell’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Thomas Mansell.  [Thomas Mansell/Maunsell, son of Thomas Mansell of Sherborne.  Attended Sherborne School c.1655.  An apothecary. School Governor 1691, Warden 1702, 1713, 1724. Died 1729 and buried in Sherborne Abbey]
Acquired before 1695 (entry in original library catalogue).

GOLDSMITH, Oliver (1728-1774)
The Vicar of Wakefield. A Tale.
London, 1792.
Inscribed: ‘Thomas Muse’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by W.J. Bensly, 1921. [William James Bensly (1874-1943) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1888-1893, and returned as an assistant master 1905-1913, 1919-1934.  He was ordained a priest in 1903, and worked as a missionary and Lecturer at Cawnpore College (SPG Brotherhood), 1913-1915].

GRAY, Thomas (1716-1771)
Poems by Mr Gray.
London, 1776.
Acquired by Sherborne School in January 1923.

Gray’s Poetical Works, English and Latin, illustrated.
Edited by Rev. John Moultrie.
Illustrated by C.W. Radclyffe.
Eton (& London), 1845.

‘GREGORY GRIFFIN’ of Eton College.
The Microcosm. A Periodical Work.
London, 1825 (5th ed.)
[This was a periodical, issued in 40 weekly numbers, between November 1786 and July 1787.  The name ‘Griffin’ conceals the four joint schoolboy editors: George Canning, John Hookham Frere, John Smith, and Robert ‘Bobus’ Smith (brother of Sydney Smith) – all contemporaries at Eton.  It has strong Etonian overtones, and consists of light-hearted, often flippant, essays etc., in the satirical vein in vogue at the time]

HARDY, Thomas (1840-1928)
Moments of Vision and Miscellaneous Verses.
London, Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1917.

HOOD, Thomas (1799-1845)
The Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Hood.
Edited by Walter Jerrold.
Oxford Edition, Oxford University Press, 1911.
School Prize Book awarded by Nowell Smith to E.J. Wheeler, 1916. [Eric James Wheeler attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1912-1916]
Donated to Sherborne School Library, September 1963.

JOHNSON, Samuel (1709-1784)
A Dictionary of the English Language.
London, 1755 (1st ed.)
2 volumes
Manuscript facsimile title page to Vol. II.
[This is one of only 2000 copies of Dr Johnson’s Dictionary first published in London on 15 April 1755.  The dictionary was printed by William Strahan in ‘English’ typeface and contains 42,773 entries and 110,000 quotations.  It cost £4.10s for a bound copy in ‘boards’]
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1750 and 1807.

The Works of the English Poets.
London, 1779-1780 (1st ed.)
57 volumes (volume 11 missing).

Prefaces Biographical and Critical to the works of the English Poets.
London, 1779-1781 (1st ed.)
10 volumes.

The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets.
London, 1783.
4 volumes.
Inscribed: ‘A. Wilkins’.

The Rambler.
London, 1767 (7th ed.).
4 volumes.
Inscribed ‘David Dewar 1789’.
Bookplate ‘David Dewar esq’.

LOCKE, James
Tweed and Don: or recollections and reflections of an angler for the last fifty years.
Edinburgh, 1860.
Stamped ‘King’s School Sherborne House Library’.

MACAULAY, Thomas Babington (1800-1859)
Lays of Ancient Rome… with illustrations… drawn on wood by George Scharf, jr.
London, 1847.
Inscriptions:‘Lizzie Holland from George Edward Street, 27 Oct. 1877’; ‘To Bishop of London from Lizzie Holland, 15 July 1905’; ‘Purchased by Anthony Hardcastle at Fulham Palace sale, 23 Aug. 1939’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library from the estate of Rev. J.A.L. Hardcastle, c.1972. [Joseph Anthony Loyd Hardcastle (1899-1972), attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1913-1915.  Vicar of St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, London]

MILLER, Hugh (1802-1856)
My Schools and Schoolmasters or, The Story of My Education.
Edinburgh, Thomas Constable & Co., 1860.
School Prize Book awarded to R.J. Beadon, 1860.  [Robert John Beadon attended Sherborne School (School House) 1853-1863]
Bookplate: ‘Robert John Beadon. ESSE QUAM VIDERI’

MILTON, John (1608-1674)
The poetical works of John Milton, with a life of the author by A. Chalmers.
London, Bickers & Son, 1886.

Facsimile of the manuscript of Milton’s Minor Poems. Preserved in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge.
Cambridge University Press, 1899.
Bound in parchment.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by F.B. Westcott, 1899.  [Frederick Brooke Westcott (1857-1918), Headmaster of Sherborne School 1892-1908]

MOORE, Thomas (1779-1852)
Lalla Rookh: an Oriental Romance.
London, 1829 (15th ed.)
Donated to Sherborne School by W.J. Bensly, 1923. [William James Bensly (1874-1943) attended Sherborne School (School House) 1888-1893, and returned as an assistant master 1905-1913, 1919-1934.  He was ordained a priest in 1903, and worked as a missionary and Lecturer at Cawnpore College (SPG Brotherhood), 1913-1915]

NEWCASTLE, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of (1623-1673)
Poems, or, several Fancies in Verse: with the Animal Parliament in Prose.
London, 1668 (3rd ed.)
Folio.
Inscriptions: ‘Rev. Wm. Graham Cole, St James’, Wednesbury’; ‘Benjamin Yate’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by A.C. Clapin, 25 January 1896. [Alfred Charles Clapin (1826-1924), assistant master at Sherborne School, 1852-1854, 1856-1890; founded ran Sherborne Preparatory School until 1880]

NEWTON, John (1725-1807)
Olney Hymns.
London, 1831 (12th ed.)

ORRERY, John, Earl of (1707-1762)
Remarks on the Life and Writings of Dr Jonathan Swift… in a series of letters from John, Earl of Orrery to his son, the Honourable Hamilton Boyle.
London, 1752 (2nd ed.)
Donated to Sherborne School Library by T. Charles Bartlett, OS, 1902. [Thomas Charles Bartlett (1861-1929), attended Sherborne School (School House) 1873-1877.  Practised as a solicitor in Sherborne].

OSSIAN [MACPHERSON, James (1736-1796)]
The Poems of Ossian.
Translated by James Macpherson esq.
Edinburgh, 1805.
Two volumes.
Inscribed: ‘Frances Rafela Turner, Xmas 1806’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library from the estate of Rev. J.A.L. Hardcastle, c.1972. [Joseph Anthony Loyd Hardcastle (1899-1972), attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1913-1915.  Vicar of St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, London]

OWEN, Wilfred (1893-1918)
The Poems of Wilfred Owen.
Edited with a memoir and notes by Edmund Blunden.
London, Chatto and Windus, 1933.

PERCY, Thomas (1729-1811)
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry.
Dublin/London, 1766/1794.
3 volumes.
Volume 1: London, 1794 (4th ed.)
Volume 2: Dublin, 1766.
Volume 3: Dublin, 1766.
Bookplate ‘Alfred Hardcastle’.
Inscriptions: ‘A.C. Hurry, 1807’; ‘S. Corbett, 1783’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library from the estate of Rev. J.A.L. Hardcastle, c.1972. [Joseph Anthony Loyd Hardcastle (1899-1972), attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1913-1915.  Vicar of St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, London]

‘PINDAR, Peter’ [WOLCOT, John (1738-1819)]
Pindariana, or, Peter’s Portfolio.
London, 1794.
Volume 1 only (of four).
Donated to Sherborne School Library by R. Beadon, 1924. [Richard Beadon (1909 -), attended Sherborne School (Westcott House) 1923-1927].

POPE, Alexander (1688-1744)
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq.
Edinburgh, 1764.
6 volumes.
Inscription: ‘Miss Bowyer to G. [Prof?], 1835’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by J.W. Burgett, 1941.  [John Warneford Burgett (1925-), attended Sherborne School (The Green) 1939-1942].

The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Mr Pope.
London, printed by W. Bowyer for Bernard Lintot, 1715-1720.
Title page of volume 1 missing.
Six volumes bound into two volumes.
Folio.

The Works of Alexander Pope.
London, 1766.
9 volumes.
Bookplate: ‘Stephen Nash’.
Acquired by Sherborne School, c.1906.

PUDNEY, John (1909-1977)
Air Force Poetry.
Edited by John Pudney and Henry Treece.
London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1944.
Includes poems by H.E. Bates, John Bayliss, David Bourne (1921-1941), R.P. Brett, Norman Brick, O.C. Chave (1912-1943), Timothy Corsellis (1921-1941), E. Denyer Cox, J.C.M. Gibb, R.F.W. Grindal, Charles Hamblett, Ivan Hargrave, Peter Hellings, T.R. Hodgson (1915-1940), A.A. Levy, Geoffrey Parsons, Hugh Popham, H.G. Porteus, John Pudney, Anthony Richardson, Jules Roy, C.R. Sanderson, Michael Savage, B. McKenny Soper, Gervase Stewart (1920-1941), C.W. Swiny, Raymond Tong, Henry Treece, J.B. Warr (1917-1943), Vernon Watkins, Ronald Wilcox, T.R. Woods, Felix Youngstar.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Edward Trewan, June 1952.

PYCROFT, James (1813-1895)
The Cricket Field: or, the History and the Science of the Game of Cricket.
London, 1854 (2nd ed.)
Stamped ‘King’s School Sherborne House Library’
Annotated.

ROWE, Mrs Elizabeth (1674-1737)
Philomela: or, Poems by Mrs Elizabeth Stringer (now Rowe) of Frome in Somersetshire.
London, 1737 (2nd ed.)
Dedicated to Mr Pope, with an introduction by Elizabeth Johnson, 10 May 1696.
8vo.
Inscriptions: ‘Eliza Couldry, 1766’; ‘Mrs Jarvis’; ‘Eliza Jarvis’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by A.J. Smyth, 1913.  [Arthur John Smyth (1896-1944), attended Sherborne School (Abbey House) 1910-1914. Interned at Rubleben during the World War One]

SCORE, Harry Berkley (1862-1937)
Dorset Poetry and Poets.
Edited by Harry Berkley Score.
London, W & G. Foyle, Ltd., 1919.
Includes poems by A.D.H. Allan, John Antell, Miss Laura L. Barnes, Rev. William Barnes, Thomas Bastard, Rev. Henry Bickersteth (Bishop of Exeter), Rowland Brown, George Bubb of Dodington (Lord Melcombe), Rev. George William Butler, William Chamberlayne, Walter B. Cole, Thomas Cox, Thomas Creech, Rev. William Crowe, George Edward Dartnell, Miss M.J. Davis, James Day, Michael Drayton, Rev. W.D. Filliter, William Gardner, Miss May Gilbert, James Green, William Robert Hall, Charles Keats, John Benjamin Kerridge, Rev. William Kethe, William Hamilton Kittoe, Rev. H.E. Legh, Rev. W.M. Smith Marriott, George Meech, Ven. Archdeacon Arthur E. Moule, Charles W. Moule, Rev. Handley Carr Glyn Moule, Rev. Henry Moule, Horace M. Moule, Edith Margaret Newman, Miss May O’Rourke, Thomas Love Peacock, John Fitzgerald Pennie, Rev. Cristopher Pitt, Alexander Pope, Matthew Prior, Sir Walter Raleigh, James Rhoades, Walter Ross, Rev. Thomas Russell, George Frederick Score, Harry Berkley Score, Charles Shaw, Kate M. Simpson, Rev. Francis Skurray, Thomas Spratt, William B. Swatridge, George Turberville, John Webber, Julia Augusta Webster, Rev. Harry Farr Yeatman, Robert Young (Rabin Hill).
Inscribed ‘To W.B. Wildman Esq. with the author’s kind regards, 1920.’

LEADER SCOTT pseud (Lucy E. Baxter) (1837-1902)
The Life of William Barnes: poet and philologist.
London and New York, Macmillan and Co., 1887.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by A.B. Gourlay, 1971.

SCOTT, Sir Walter (1771-1832)
Paul’s letters to his Kinsfolk.
Edinburgh, 1816 (3rd ed.)
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1861 and 1884.

The Poetical Works of Walter Scott, in twelve volumes.
Edinburgh: Printed for Arch. Constable and Co. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; and John Murray, London, 1820.
Volume no.2 only.
Includes The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Ballads and Lyrical Pieces, and Songs.
Bookplate: Sherborne Literary Institution Circulating Library (no. 43 crossed out and replace with 50).

Tales of a Grandfather.
Edinburgh, 1831.
3 volumes.
Acquired by Sherborne School between 1861 and 1884.

SHAKESPEARE, William (1564-1616)
The Works of Shakespeare… carefully revised.
Oxford, 1744.
6 volumes.
Inscribed: ‘Mary Eyre’.
Donated to Sherborne School Library by Rev. E.J. Nelson, 1943.  [Edward John Nelson (1867-1940), attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1880-1886. Rector of Blendworth 1902-1927]

Supplement to the edition of Shakespeare’s plays published in 1778 by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens.
Edited by E. Malone.
London, 1780 (1st ed.)
Two volumes.
Annotated.

The Works of William Shakespeare.
Edited by Charles and Mary Cowdon-Clarke.
London, 1887.
School Prize Book presented to Henry C.L. Lovett, OS, by E.M. Young.  [Henry Cosby Leix Lovett (1871-1892), attended Sherborne School (School House) 1885-1889. Died 10 June 1892, having been struck by lightning at Cambridge while watching the boat races. Buried at Bishop’s Caundle, Dorset]

SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822)
The Complete Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley.
Edited by Thomas Hutchinson.
Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, 1912.
School Prize Book awarded by Nowell Smith to E.J. Wheeler, 1915. [Eric James Wheeler attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1912-1916]
Donated to Sherborne School Library, September 1963.

SMILES, Samuel (1812-1904)
Self-Help, with illustrations of character and conduct.
London, John Murray, 1864.
Stamped ‘Kings School, Sherborne, House Library’.

SMITH, Adam (1723-1790)
An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations… with a life of the author… in three volumes.
Edinburgh, printed for [and by] Mundell, Doig, and Stevenson, 1809.
Volumes 1 & 2 only.
Inscribed: ‘M. Wilkin’.
Stamped: ‘Sherborne School History Faculty Library’.

SMOLLETT, Tobias (1721-1771)
The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle.
London, J. Bumpus, 1823.
Cooke’s Pocket Edition.
Volumes 3 & 4.
Inscriptions: ‘John L. Lizars M.S. University of Edinburgh, June 1852’; ‘Given to Dr T.R. Williams by J.L.L.’; ‘J. Eadie, September 1874’.
Transferred from Sherborne School History Department to the School Library, September 1982.

TENNYSON, Alfred (1809-1892)
The Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate.
London, C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1881.
School Prize Book awarded by E.M. Young to H.A. Hall, 1881. [Henry Arthur Hall attended Sherborne School (School House) 1879-1881]

THOMSON, James (1700-1748)
The Seasons.
Glasgow, 1775.
12mo.
Acquired by Sherborne school between 1861 and 1884.

WALTON, Izaak (1593-1683)
The Complete Angler…extensively embellished with engravings.
London, 1823.
Inscribed: ‘Edward [Ranger?’]
Donated to Sherborne School Library from the estate of J.A.L. Hardcastle, c.1972. [Joseph Anthony Loyd Hardcastle (1899-1972), attended Sherborne School (Abbeylands) 1913-1915.  Vicar of St Mary’s, Primrose Hill, London]

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