Robert Knaplock

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Robert Knaplock (d. 1737), London bookseller, is recorded as supplying books to the Chapter Library in 1726.

Knaplock had a shop in St Paul's Churchyard, firstly at the sign of the Angel and Crown and then at the Bishop's Head. His career lasted from 1696 until his death. He was one of the chief London publishers of the time.[1]

Shelfmark W/D-3-32
Publius, Afer Terentius. Publii Terentii Afri comoediae, Phaedri Fabulae Aesopiae, Publii Syri et aliorum veterum Sententiae, ex recensione ... Richardi Bentleii.
Cambridge: 1726.
MS note of front pastedown: Purchased Nov. 14, 1726 from Mr Robt Knaplock, together with Selden's works. For £8.13.6.
Shelfmark W/I-7-21/23
John Selden. Joannis Seldeni ... opera omnia, tam edita quam inedita. ... Collegit ac recensuit; vitam auctoris, ... adjecit, David Wilkins, .... 1726.
Pencil inscription on front pastedown: Purchased Nov. 14. 1726 from Mr. Robert Knaplock, together with Dr. Bentley’s Terence, for £8..13.6.


  1. Bibliographical Society's Dictionary of Printers and Booksellers, 1968 reprint.