The Works of That Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker

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by Richard Hooker

Bibliographic Information

Author: Richard Hooker

Title: The Works of That Learned and Judicious Divine, Mr. Richard Hooker: in Eight Books of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity

Publication Info: London: Printed for John Walthoe, George Conyers, James Knapton, Robert Knaplock, J. and B. Sprint ... [and 9 others], 1723.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Listed in the Jefferson Inventory of Wythe's Library as Hooker’s Ecclesiastical polity. fol. and given by Thomas Jefferson to his son-in-law, Thomas Mann Randolph. We do not have enough information to conclusively identify which edition Wythe owned. George Wythe's Library[1] on LibraryThing indicates this without naming a specific edition. The Brown Bibliography[2] lists the 1723 edition from London based on the copy Jefferson sold to the Library of Congress.[3] The Wolf Law Library followed Brown's suggestion and purchased the London 1723 edition.

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary Cambridge-style panelled calf, newly rebacked. Signed: "F.H. Thornton, Oct. 1912." Includes bookplate of Edward Thornton.

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

External Links

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  1. LibraryThing, s. v. "Member: George Wythe," accessed on November 13, 2013,
  2. Bennie Brown, "The Library of George Wythe of Williamsburg and Richmond," (unpublished manuscript, May, 2012) Microsoft Word file. Earlier edition available at:
  3. E. Millicent Sowerby, ""Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson 2nd ed. (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983), 3:14-15. [no.2334]