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Sarmiento, Martin, 1692-1770 (Benedictine monk and scholar)



  • Existence: 1692 - 1770


Martin Sarmiento (1692-1770), Benedictine scholar, Royal monastery of St. Martin, Madrid, author of works in literature, history and botany. The scheme is for 3000-4000 volumes for a private library (law books are excluded because the collector is a lawyer) in Greek and Latin writers, pagan and Christian, Fathers, Councils, Bibles in various languages and biblical commentaries, history, science, voyages, collected works of writers, grammar and linguistics in European and oriental languages, curiosities.

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Martin Sarmiento: Scheme for library for a Spanish lawyer

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9412
Scope and Contents

1 volume, in Spanish, 221pp., dated 1775 but perhaps compiled c.1748, Cathalogo de algunos libros curiosos y selectos para una libreria de un particular que desee comprar de tres a quatro mil tomos; at p.212, explanation of rationale behind choice of books.

Dates: 1748
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