The New Natura Brevium

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by Anthony Fitzherbert

Title Page from The New Natura Brevium, George Wythe Collection, Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary


Bibliographic Information

Author: Anthony Fitzherbert.

Title: The New Natura Brevium.

Published: [London], in the Savoy : printed for Henry Lintot and sold by J. Shuckburgh, 1755.

Edition: Eighth edition, carefully revised; [12], 606, [42] pages.

Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Both Dean's Memo[2] and the Brown Bibliography[3] suggest Wythe owned this title based on notes in John Marshall's commonplace book.[4]

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Rebound in brown buckram; pencil annotations on flyleaf.

View this book in William & Mary's online catalog.529996


  1. J. H. Baker, "Fitzherbert, Sir Anthony (c.1470–1538)"Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008, accessed 18 Sept 2013. (Subscription required for access.)
  2. Memorandum from Barbara C. Dean, Colonial Williamsburg Found., to Mrs. Stiverson, Colonial Williamsburg Found. (June 16, 1975), 11 (on file at Wolf Law Library, College of William & Mary).
  3. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:
  4. The Papers of John Marshall, eds. Herbert A. Johnson, Charles T. Cullen, and Nancy G. Harris (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Institute of Early American History and Culture, 1974), 1:46.