Letters of Sr Francis Bacon, Baron on Verulam, Viscount St. Alban written during the reign of King James the First. Now collected, and augmented with several letters and memories, address'd by him to the King and Duke of Buckingham, which were never before published. The whole being illustrated by an historical introduction and some observations, and dispos'd according to the series of time.

Bacon, Francis

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Place Published: London
Publisher: Benj. Tooke
Date Published: 1702

Description: 304 pages, square 8vo, contemporary paneled calf (edges worn), handsomely recased with blind stamped raised bands and a burgundy leather spine label. London: Benjamin Tooke, 1702. First Edition. Very good (+).

Comments: A presentation copy from the editor, Robert Stevens, to Sir Edward Abney, inscribed on the front fly-leaf (stained), dated 1702. Also with the signature, dated 1712, of Abney's brother, Sir Thomas Abney, lord mayor of London. Bookplate of Charles James Fox, the noted statesman, orator, and indulger "in vicious pleasures". Gibson 245 points out that, as with this copy, many copies lack the two dedication pages which were canceled owing to the death of William III before the publication pf the work. The remaining unsold sheets of this edition were issued, with a new title-page and portrait added, in 1736.

Edition: First
Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good(+)
Language: English
Type: Books

Book ID: 224214


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