The Life of John Locke, with Extracts from His Correspondence, Journals, and Common-Place Books…New Edition. With considerable additions.
King, [Peter, seventh baron King, of Ockham].

London: Henry Colburn, 1830. Second edition. Includes nine letters from van Limborch to Locke and the passage omitted from Limborch’s letter in Some Familiar Letters narrating his discussion with the young woman who preferred Judaism to Christianity, and one letter from Locke to Engraved frontisportrait, and engraved facsimile of Locke’ handwriting. A very good set. Half calf over marbled boards, rebacked in later calf with old burgundy morocco labels preserved. Two volumes, octavo. viii, 447; [2], 375, [1, (Item ID: 11654)


King (1776-1833), a descendant of Locke’s cousin, Anne Locke, wrote the second major biography of John Locke, after LeClerc’s life of Locke, which appeared in the Bibliothèque Choisie in 1705. It added a great deal to what had previously been known about Locke, as King was able to draw upon extensive correspondence, and Locke’s personal papers.

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