Publisher: London: Printed by W. B. for A. and J. Churchill, 1706.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Yolton 299; NCBEL II, 1835; Pforzheimer 609.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; hinges starting, but cords holding; one leaf with a clean tear, but no loss of text; fine, clean copy with generous margins.
Book ID: 18814
Description8vo, contemporary Cambridge style sprinkled calf, gilt decorated and lettered spine.
Comments¶ Six substantial pieces compiled by Locke’s literary executors, Peter King and Anthony Collins, with Locke’s instructions, viz: (1) The Conduct of Understanding, (2) An Examination of P. Malebranche’s Opinion . . ., (3) A Discourse on Miracles, (4) Part of a Fourth Letter on Toleration, (5) Memoirs Relating to the Life of Anthony, First Earl of Shaftesbury, and (6) Locke's ingenious New Method of a Common-Place-Book. The latter first appeared in French in 1686 in the Bibliothèque Universelle, and Shaftesbury's memoirs also first appeared in French (1705 in Bibliothèque Choisie). Those two make their first English appearance here, and it is the first appearances in print for the other four. The Conduct of Understanding became very popular and was separately reprinted numerous times.