Bookstamp – William Beach
The Sermons of Mr. Yorick in six volumes.
A scarce example of an owner’s bookstamp. William Beach, Bristol’ has not been identified but could be a circulating library. The text ‘Oft you may read, if not abuse’ invites the reader to take care of the book whilst it is in his possession. No:34. appears to be a separate stamp and identifies each volume.
The book was purchased from the Monkman Estate in 2008. The bookstamp features in vols 1 & 3-6, each numbered sequentially.
Printed for R Dodsley & J Dodsley