Byng N/A

The auction catalogue referred to in the note to Hugh Rhodes. The boke of nurture is anonymous. It is called A catalogue of a small collection of scarce books relating to the drama, poetry etc. London: King & Lochée, 9 Feb. 1808 and The boke of nurture was lot 115. The crest is that of Byng, but who the Mr. Byng referred to was remains a mystery. An article in Book Collector's Quarterly xiii (1934) p. 23 30 makes a case for this being the stamp of John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington (1743 1813), but fails to prove the attribution, and Viscount Torrington is unlikely to have been referred to as `Mr Byng'.

Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Byng (Stamp 1) Title: Byng (Stamp 1)
Crest: An heraldic antelope statant
Dimensions (height x width): 25mm x 24mm
Heraldic Charges: antelope (heraldic)