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Commonplace book

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8451

Scope and Contents

Book of various passages in English and Latin, sorted alphabetically with indexes of subjects and authors at the beginning. Quoted authors include Bacon, Boyle, Browne, Burton, Charleton, Davenant, Descartes, Fuller, Glanvill, Hobbes, Howell and Montaingne. Pages numbered to 229, followed by blank pages.


  • Creation: 1687 (Circa)

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

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the library of Sir Geoffrey L. Keynes, 1982

Existence and Location of Copies

Microfilm available


No. 19 in Sir Geoffrey Keynes, Bibliotheca bibliographici (London, 1964)
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