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Title
[Commonplace book].
Creator
Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope, Earl of, 1633-1713.
Contributor
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, 1812-1882, former owner.
Date Created and/or Issued
[169-?]
Contributing Institution
UCLA, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
Collection
Early Modern English Manuscripts from UCLA’s Clark Library
Rights Information
Public Domain
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use.
Description
Scope/Content: Manuscript commonplace book.
Scope/Content: Commonplace book of Philip Stanhope, the 2nd Earl of Chesterfield, dating from the late 17th century to early 18th century. Excerpted items include passages from philosophical works by Machiavelli, Descartes, Aristotle, and Hobbes, historical works by George Buchanan, Sir Richard Baker and religious works including the Irenicum of Edward Stillingfleet, among other things.
Condition: Bound in contemporary vellum with faded gilt decoration on spine and traces of ties.
Type
text
Form/Genre
Commonplace books
Extent
[344] p. in various paging, bound ;26 cm.
Identifier
ark:/21198/n13w44
MS.1992.001
Language
English
eng
Subject
Philosophy--17th century.
Church history--Early works to 1800.
Place
England
Provenance
Inscription on front free endpaper: "This book is in the handwriting of Philip Stanhope 2nd Earl of Chesterfield, it was found in my grandfather Mr. Arthur Stanhope's house in Tilney Street London in 1837. by Evelyn Philip Shirley" with Shirley's armorial bookplate and a bookplate from his library at Ettington on the front paste-down endpaper.
Location
CLUW

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