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'An Argument vpon the question of Impositions ...'

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MS. Add. A. 116
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'An Argument vpon the question of Impositions ...' in thirty-three chapters: the epistle dedicatory to the king is signed 'John Davys.' The treatise seems to be identical with sir John Davies' Question Concerning Impositions (Lond., 1656), and is a copy made by a clerk between the latter part of James i's reign and 1649, a date written on fol. 94v.

There are some (rather later) corrections of the text, e. g. on fols. 40v, 44, 52. On fols. 92v, 93r are directions for making 'John Bartlett's Colloures', and 'Cornelius Pelch's', apparently for colouring pottery (about 1660-70?).


  • Creation: Written in the first half of the 17th century


95 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Add. A. 116, fols. 1-2]

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MS. Add. A. 116

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 20179


'An Argument vpon the question of Impositions ...'

Biographical / Historical

Biographical details unknown.

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. 30166

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Perhaps acquired in 1874.

Physical Facet

On paper


9 1/2 × 7 3/8 in.

'An Argument vpon the question of Impositions ...'
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