Peter Gunning's bequest

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Peter Gunning (1614 – 6 July 1684) Canon of Canterbury, Bishop of Chichester and later of Ely, gave £100 on his death to purchase books for the Chapter Library.

Benefactors' Book f. 114v

The following list is written on a small slip of paper attached to a leaf of the Benefactors' Book.

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This appears to be a reconstruction of the list of the books purchased under the bequest, written at some point after the Library had been re-arranged, presumably in the early 18th century.

The date of publication and probable shelf mark of books still surving in the Chapter Library are given in columns 2 and 3.




On a small sheet of paper attached to f. 114v:

[Added in the top right-hand corner:]

× As near as I can guesse by their place in the old library
most of the following books were bought with Bp Gunning 100£
w[hi]ch stood together all by themselves

[main text:]

transcription publication date         current shelfmark
Abelardi opera 1616 W/I-4-29 1743 printed catalogue, p. 3
Ælfridi opera Possibly Spelman's AElfredi vita, 1678, listed in the 1743 printed catalogue, p. 4: W2/A-13-7
Baluzij opuscula varia 10. vol. 8vo
          Miscellania 4 vol. 8vo 1678-1683   W/A-2-22/25 1743 printed catalogue, p. 11
Ejusdem Capitularia R[e]gu[m] Franc. 2. vol. fol. 1677 W/F-3-16/17 1743 printed catalogue, p.25
Nova Collectio conciliorum p[er] Baluzium 1683 1743 printed catalogue, p. 11
Concilia Galliæ Narbonensis p[er] eunde[m]. 1668 W/P-3-13 1743 printed catalogue, p. 31
Historia Concil. Trident p[er] Palauacinum. 3 vol 4to 1670 W/F-2-7/9 1743 printed catalogue, p. 31
Cotelerij Eccl[es]iæ Græc. monumenta. 2. vol. fol. 1677 W/H-2-20/21 1743 printed catalogue, p. 31
Ejusdem Patres Apostolic. 2. vol. fol. 1672 W/M-3-8/9 1743 printed catalogue, p. 31
Le Grand dictionair. Historique. 2. vol. fol. 1683 W/L-8-2/3 1743 printed catalogue, p. 35
Dodwelli Exercitatione Cipriani <oxon.> 1684 W/P-3-32 1743 printed catalogue, p. 37
Haberti pontificale Eccl[es]iæ Græc. 1643 W/B-6-14 1743 printed catalogue, p. 49
22 volumnes of Launoj opera. most. 8vo. 1653-1677 W/D-2-38/61 1743 printed catalogue, p. 59
Mabillon de re diplomaticâ. folio 1681 W/F-6-4 1743 printed catalogue, p. 65
Ejusdem Analecta vetera. 3. vol. 8vo. 1675-1685 W/K-1-44/47 1743 printed catalogue, p. 65
Ludolphi Historia Æthiopica. 1681 W/C-5-38 1743 printed catalogue, p. 63
Maximi opera. Gr. & Lat. 2. vol. fol. 1675 W/M-3-22/23 1743 printed catalogue, p. 67
Morinus de pænitentiâ. fol. 1682 W/N-6-22 1743 printed catalogue, p. 69
Johan[n]is Nepotis Hieros. Epi. opera 2. vol. fol. 1643 W/M-4-29/30
Noris Historia Pelagiana. fol. 1673 W/D-5-8 1743 printed catalogue, p. 73
Originis dialogus adv. Marcionitas. 1674 W/M-1-23 1743 printed catalogue, p. 75
Riccioli Almagestum novum 2. vol. fol. 1651 W2/A-18-8/9 1743 printed catalogue, p. 5
Rituale Græcorum Gr. Lat. p[er] Goer fol. 1647 W2/A-5-14 1743 printed catalogue, p. 47
Scriptores Angl. vet. pri[m]us tomus [?] oxon. fol. 1684 (replaced by George Thorp's copy in 1719, W/D-5-36/38?)
Theodori pænitentiale fol. 1677 W/H-3-36 1743 printed catalogue, p. 97
[on verso of slip:]
Bellarminus de scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis 1684 W/H-2-34 1743 printed catalogue, p. 13
Auctarium Bibliothecæ patru[m] p[er] Combefim. 3. vol: folio 1648, 1672 W/M-2-32/34 1743 printed catalogue, p. 31
Bucherius de doctrinâ temporum. 1634 W/F-4-3 1743 printed catalogue, p. 21
Dionis Cassij Historia Græ. & Lat. fol. 1606 W/E-4-37 1743 printed catalogue, p. 37
Cyprianus ex editione epi. oxon fol. 1682 W/M-3-19 1743 printed catalogue, p. 33
Dallæus de usu patrum 1656 W/C-3-3 1743 printed catalogue, p. 33
Idem de pænis. 1649 W/E-2-22 ? previous owner Thomas Jessop, 1667/68;
1743 printed catalogue, p. 33
Val. Flacci argonautica 1743 printed catalogue, p. 99;
copy at W2/A-18-19(2) dated 1519
Hugonis Grotij opera Theologica 4 vol. fol. 1743 printed catalogue, p. 49
S. Hieronimi opera 4. vol. fol. Francofurti 1684 W/M-2-17/20 1743 printed catalogue, p. 53
Johnstoni Historia naturalis. 2. vol. folio 1657, 1665 W2/A-18-6/7 1743 printed catalogue, p. 57
Dr Lightfoots works. 2. vol. folio 1684 W/K-7-17/18 1743 printed catalogue, p. 61
Loque traite de eglese [sic] French. 1577 W2/X-2-14 1743 printed catalogue, p. 63
Am[m]ianus marcellinus p[er] Valesium. fol. 1681 W/K-6-33 1743 printed catalogue, p. 5?
Sirmondi opuscula varia 3. vol. 8vo. 1675 W/B-1-31/33 1743 printed catalogue, p. 91