MS Locke c.28, fols 119-120

 

Contents of this manuscript description

Introduction

Size

Watermarks

Stitching and pins

Quires and page numbers

Contents

Marginal entries

Catchwords

Scribes/Ink

Texts within this manuscript

32. Deus (1696) fols 119-120 [about]

 

Introduction

[1] Ff. 2. Paper. Sheet folded in 1 quire consisting of 2 leaves, each leaf has been folded vertically in addition, with the right-hand side used for corrections and additions.

Size

[2] Size, not of the leaves but of the complete sheet: 387 × 311 mm.

Watermarks

[3] The watermark on fol. 120 shows a shield in four quarters with, possibly, a sword in the first quarter, in which case it would be the coat of arms of London. The countermark on fol. 119 gives the intials ‘EB’.

Stitching and pins

[4] None.

Quires and page numbers

[5] A 2; 2 leaves, fols 119-120 (folio numbers were added by the Bodleian librarian).

Contents

[6] ‘Deus’. Endorsement, entered vertically in upper right corner of fol. 120v: ‘Deus Des Cartes’s proof of a god from the Idea of necessary existence examined 1696’.

Marginal entries

[7] None

Catchwords

[8] Yes.

Scribes/Ink

[9] The title and the first eight words of the text itself are in the hand of Locke, and so are some additions and corrections. The scribe of the remainder of the text has been identified as Timothy Kiplin.

Milton, ‘Manservant as Amanuensis: Sylvester Brounower’, p. 81.
The place that Locke prescribes here is indeed the place that it has been given both in C-1706 and in the present edition; this place results once his instructions in MS Locke e.1 pp. 113-114 concerning the introductory paragraphs on pp. 114-116 of the same manuscript are carried out (see below, 1. Of the Conduct of the Understanding (1697-1704) [23]).
In the present edition, this sentence is given in the collation of MS Locke e.1 with MS Locke c.28.’
Cf. Heawood, 3138.
For a similar use of pins by Locke, see his Journal for 1690, MS Locke f.10, pp. 24-25.
For a similar use of the word ‘Understanding’ for a quire that contains additions to the Essay, see MS Locke c.28, fols 115-116.
The main instances of use of this different ink are listed in the annotation to the text.