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Jonathan Cotton: Principia Cartesiana Tyronum Captui Accommodata

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.3307

Scope and Contents

Text written on recto only. fos 117, 131: list of books, 22 Feb. 1669 and undated. fos 116, 129v, 145v: blank. fo. i: 'E Libris Jonothanis Cotton Trin. Coll. Cant.' in hand of text; Sir Thomas Phillipps' stamp. fo. 160v: 'T.F.F. 1894'.


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1 volume(s) (1 volume paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Sir Thomas Phillipps, c. 1824 (Phillipps 38). Purchased at Sotheby's Phillipps sale 1895, lot 234.

Related Materials

There are other copies at CUL MSS Dd.6.46 Dd.12.33 and Add. 2640. The first of these has the additional title 'Contracta Renati Des Cartesii Feltoneana', which seems to imply the authorship of one Felton, possibly John Felton (d. 1667), Fellow of Caius and usher of the Perse School. Dd.6.46 and Add. 2640 both belonged, like the present copy, to Cambridge undergraduates at the dates of copying, respectively 1688 and 1681. Dd.12.33 is roughly contemporary.

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