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Life of John Locke 1829  

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The Life of John Locke, with Extracts from His Correspondence, Journals, and Common-Place Books

King, Lord [Peter]


Henry Colburn



xi, [1], 407, [1] pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Locke; engraved facsimile plate of his handwriting. (4to) 27.7x21.3 cm (11x8½"), period full calf stamped in gilt with the arms of George M. Fortescue, raised spine bands, morocco lettering pieces, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. First Edition.

Presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To the Honble. Geo. Fortescue from the author." First edition of the first full-scale, separately published life of John Locke, also containing the first publication of any portion of Locke's manuscript papers, all of which were bequeathed to Locke's heirs. King was a direct descendent of Locke (and was related by marriage to George Fortescue, the recipient of this copy).

Lot Amendments

Spine rubbed, covers less so; foxing to the plates and adjacent leaves including title; very good.

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