Extracts from Voltaire, 1760, and from Hume on English history

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      GB 206 Brotherton Collection MS Lt q 45
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      1 vol. (91 ff.). Probably written in a single hand. Bound in boards. Ff.1v, 9v-11v, and 19v-91 are blank, and ff.18r-19r have only a ruled line drawn on them. On f.1r there is a note in blue pencil which reads 'Destroy'

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Comprises notes on some of the salient events in mainly English history from Ethelred to Queen Anne, extracted from a translation of Voltaire's writings, with notes on China and Charlemagne's time on f. 1, followed on ff. 16-17 by similar notes extracted from Hume's writings on some selected events from Richard III's days to those of James II

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Purchased at Sotheby's on 17 November 1981


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