This bookplate would have belonged to James Caldwell 1759-1838 of Linley Wood, Talke, Staffordshire or his father James Caldwell 1721-1791 of Nantwich. A number of books with this bookplate have survived from the Linley Wood library and have been passed down in the family. Much of the library was dispersed in 1949 when Capt CH Heath-Caldwell sold the Linley Wood estate. At this time some of the more valuable books were sent for auction at Sothebys however the majority were sold at the auction of the contents of the house which was held at Linley Wood. One of the book dealers who attended the sale and bought a considerable number of volumes was the Manchester bookdealer Robert Gibb.
(bookplate list Caldwell) (James Caldwell) (List of Books in the Linley Wood library)