W/P-2-20

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Shelfmark W/P-2-20
Roger Ascham. Rogeri Aschami epistolarum, libri quatuor. Accessit Joannis Sturmii, aliorumque ad Aschamum, ... epistolarum liber unus ....
Oxford: 1703.
Letter on third front endpaper from William Elstob presenting a copy of the book to Charles Elstob (dated London, 22 July).
Letter on fourth front endpaper from Charles Elstob, dated Canterbury, 13 August, acknowledging gift of a copy of the book from William Elstob.
Inscription on title page: Ste: Hunt.
This book was a gift from William Elstob (1673–1715) to his uncle Charles Elstob, canon of Stall VIII from 1685 to 1721. The date of these letters must be between 1703 and 1714.
The book later came into the possession of Stephen Hunt and presumably passed to the Cathedral as part of his bequest of 1714.