Commonplace, no date, but apparently mid to late seventeenth century. Attributed to 'H. Vaughan' by James, on the basis of the nineteenth-century inscription on p. 23 and the declarations in 2 below by Henry Vaughan. However, the attribution cannot pass unchallenged. The principal contents are:
274x217 mm. iv+206+iv pp., the contemporary pagination running 23-228; 43-4 and 162 blank. On p. 23, in a later hand, 'Common-Place-Book by G. Vaughan', the 'G' subsequently altered to 'H' in pencil. College bookplate (nineteenth century) inside front cover. Presented to the College by Professor J. E. B. Mayor in 1877 (label at p. 24), and, of course, not in Cowie.
A single hand throughout. Paper, ruled in red throughout. Rebound (or more probably bound, given the state of p. 228) in half leather, marbled paper on boards (nineteenth century). Red leather label on spine, with gold lettering: 'H. Vaughan's Common Place Book'.