Henry Huth

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Henry Huth. Project Gutenberg.

Henry Huth (1815–1878) was a book collector and bibliophile, and father of Alfred Henry Huth (1850–1910), also a noted bibliophile. The Huths were prior owners of a number of Folger Shakespeare Library items. The Huth family library was dispersed between 1911 and 1920, totalling "8357 lots spread over nine sections." [1]

Notable items now at the Folger

352 items in Hamnet have the former owner "Huth Library." Below are some notable examples.

Henry Oxinden, Miscellany of Henry Oxinden [manuscript], ca. 1642-1670. Call number: V.b.110 and LUNA Digital Image

Edmund Spenser, The shepheardes calender. London: Printed by Hugh Singleton, dwelling in Creede Lane neere vnto Ludgate at the signe of the gylden Tunne, and are there to be solde, 1579. Call number: STC 23089 and LUNA Digital Image

Robin Good-Fellovv, his mad prankes and merry iests. Full of honest mirth, and is a fit medicine for melancholy. London: by Thomas Cotes, and are to be sold by Francis Groue, 1639. Call number: STC 12017 and LUNA Digital Image

Huth bookplates

A selection of bookplates from the Huth family.


  1. P. R. Quarrie, ‘Huth, Alfred Henry (1850–1910)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/34077 accessed 20 Jan 2015