London: John Haviland, 1639.
Together with: New Atlantis, A Work Unfinished. Written by Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Published after the author's death by W. Rawley. Lacks frontispiece & blank fly-leaves, but with an extra engraved title page dated 1631. , 218, 4to, old leathers (well-rubbed , joints starting but still firmly sewn; internally clean). London: John Haviland for William Lee, 1639. Fifth edition.
Un-dated divisional title page for New Atlantis. The "Sylva Sylvarum" is a collection of Bacon's scientific experiments and observations in natural history, which were intended for inclusion in his "Instauratio Magna." The work was edited and published posthumously by his friend William Rawley. The appended "New Atlantis" is one of Bacon's most popular works and has served as inspiration for many scientific organizations. "It ranks among the best known and most pleasant of the Utopian writings." -Bernal 305. The leather label on the spine reads" Evelyn's Sylva".
Condition: Very Good(-)