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Description: manuscript in a single hand in ink on paper, Britannia watermark, 2 parts in 1 vol., pp. [i], 454 (a few blank), [4], [i], 155 (including an Index, and a few blanks), folio, contemporary reversed panelled calf, upper cover off, lacking lettering piece, corners worn

Publication Details: [early 18th century], c. 1735

Notes: A substantial and interesting Commonplace Book, with unfortunately no indication as to the compiler. The first part might be called Philosophy, and the second, Science. Philosophy covers much else besides philosophy, which is chiefly taken from Locke and Bacon, including the early history of Britain (e.g. Stonehenge), the migrations of the Barbarians, Chinese, Arabick and Persian philosophy, Conduct, Wit, Breeding, Passions, &c. There are a few pages on Books and Reading. There are poetical interludes, almost all from Pope. The compiler's reading takes in recent and current literature, includi...more

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Price: £2,500

Subject: Literature

Published Date: c. 1735

Stock Number: 61473

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