Bookplate of George Marsh (1722-1800) Commissioner of the Navy

Sibene Statuas Nil Metuas. 
If you live uprightly you need not fear.


Books noted with this bookplate include the following:

Bible belonging to Francis Marsh (from shipwreck), 1641.

Chronicle of the Kings of England. By Richard Baker, 1660.

The Prince of Abissinia. A tale. By Samuel Johnson. 5th Edition. Printed for W. Strahan, J. Dodsley, and E. Johnston, London, 1775.


Many books with this bookplate ended up in the Linley Wood library after Anne Marsh Caldwell took possession of the property after the death of her brother James Stamford Caldwell in 1858.  After her death in 1874 Linley Wood was occupied by her daughters the Miss Marsh Caldwells.  Maj Gen Frederick Crofton Heath-Caldwell took possession in 1913 and at that time some of the Linley Wood library books were distributed among family members.  The rest of the books were dispersed in 1949 when Capt CH Heath-Caldwell sold the Linley Wood estate.  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. 

I have over the years been able to buy back a number of these books which have come up for sale on the internet.  If you have any books with this bookplate I would be very pleased to hear from you.


(Bookplate list Marsh)  (George Marsh)  (List of Books in the Linley Wood library)

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