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A Collection of Several Pieces of Mr. John Locke, Never before printed, or not extant in his Works. Publish'd by… by  John Locke - First edition, first issue, with engraved vignette of a seated m - 1720 - from Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB (SKU: 17057)

A Collection of Several Pieces of Mr. John Locke, Never before printed, or not extant in his Works. Publish'd by the Author of the Life of the ever-memorable Mr. John Hales, &c

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A Collection of Several Pieces of Mr. John Locke, Never before printed, or not extant in his Works. Publish'd by the Author of the Life of the ever-memorable Mr. John Hales, &c

by Locke, John

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London: Printed by J. Bettenham for R. Francklin.. 1720 First edition, first issue, with engraved vignette of a seated muse with cherubs. Includes "The Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina," which Sabin notes is "the first instrument ever digested and written out, for the entire and perfect government of a political body." Yolton now believes this essay is by Anthony Ashley Cooper, the first Earl of Shaftesbury, rather than Locke, though Locke may have helped draft it while a member of his household (See Yolton, p.364-368). Nonetheless, this is the first publication of this important piece. Nineteenth-century half calf, gilt spine with black morocco label. Foot of spine with gilt stamp of the Lincoln's Inn Library. . Octavo. Copper-engraved plate of the solar system opposite p. 186. Binding extremities lightly rubbed and scuffed, text with some light foxing and browning. A good copy. This collection was put together from manuscript papers in the hands of Anthony Collins, Samuel Bold, and others, with the help of Locke's nephew Peter King. The editor was Pierre Desmaizeaux (1673?-1724), a Frenchman living in England, who had also edited Saint-Evremond and Bayle. He contributes a long preface, stating why each piece was selected. The pieces in this work include "Remarks upon some of Mr. Norris's Books, Wherein he Asserts F. Malebranche's Opinion of Our Feeling All Things in God;" "Elements of Natural Philosophy," a short outline intended for students; and "Some Thoughts Concerning Reading and Study for a Gentleman;" as well as over one hundred pages of previously unpublished letters of Locke.

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Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
17057
Title
A Collection of Several Pieces of Mr. John Locke, Never before printed, or not extant in his Works. Publish'd by the Author of the Life of the ever-memorable Mr. John Hales, &c
Author
Locke, John
Format/binding
Nineteenth-century half calf, gilt spine with black morocco label. Foot of spine with gilt stamp of the Lincoln's Inn Library.
Book condition
Used
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Edition
First edition, first issue, with engraved vignette of a seated m
Publisher
Printed by J. Bettenham for R. Francklin..
Place of Publication
London:
Date Published
1720
Pages
[36], xxiv, [2], 362, [18, index], [1, errata], [3. ads] pp.
Size
Octavo
Size
Octavo

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Our office is located in Los Angeles on West Third Street, between the Beverly Center and Farmer's Market. Though we gave up an open shop after more than thirty years, we welcome serious customers and dealers. We are normally open from 10 to 6 Monday through Saturday. Since some of our less expensive books are located in a temperature-controlled storage area offsite, you may want to call ahead of time to insure that the book you want to see will be available. We feature a stock strong in literature, history, Western philosophy, women's studies, education, history of science and fine printing and artists' books. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. We have books from the 15th to the 20th century in all prices ranges. We do appraisals for income tax and insurance purposes. We purchase individual books and libraries. Proprietor: Carol Sandberg

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