Michael Wodhull (1740-1816)

Michael Wodhull generally rebound his books in plain brown calf, with his arms in gilt in the centre of the upper cover:

Wodhull binding

If he acquired a book that did not warrant rebinding, he simply had his arms stamped on it. He sually wrote details of each acquisition in ink in the top right corner of the first flyleaf, including the purchase price and price of binding. In this case, he bought the book at the Barrois sale for £1 and spent 19 shillings on the binding, giving a total of £1.19s.:

Wodhull inscription

When he finished reading a book (often many years after aquiring it) he wrote the date towards the centre of the flyleaf facing the end of the text.