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'The Discourse of John Selden, Esqr., or his Sence of various matters ... relateing espeically to Religion and State'

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MS. Add. A. 201

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'The Discourse of John Selden, Esqr., or his Sence of various matters ... relateing espeically to Religion and State', a careless copy of the Table Talk, with Richard Milward's preface.

The volume had been partly prepared for use as the 2nd volume of a Common Place Book, and has at the top of the titlepage 'Σύυ Θεώ Aug. 11, 1686', which fixes the limit of the earliest date. The first edition of the Table Talk is 1689, but this MS. is certainly not a copy from it or the second edition of 1696: so was probably written between 1686 and 1689.

Dates

  • written in or soon after 1886

Extent

192 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 201, fols. 1-2]
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Shelfmark:

MS. Add. A. 201

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 18872

Abstract

'The Discourse of John Selden, Esqr., or his Sence of various matters ... relateing espeically to Religion and State', written in or soon after 1886.

Biographical / Historical

John Selden (1584–1654) was a lawyer and historical and linguistic scholar.

Richard Milward (bap. 1609, d. 1680) was the amanuensis to John Selden.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 29200.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Bought from W. Butt, esq., of Axmouth on Nov. 10, 1881, with nine other pieces for £10.

Physical Facet

On paper

Dimensions

9 1/8 × 7 in.
Title
'The Discourse of John Selden, Esqr., or his Sence of various matters ... relateing espeically to Religion and State'
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2020 by Pauline Soum-Paris
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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