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BACON, Francis
The Naturall and Experimentall History of Winds, &c. Written in Latine by the Right Honorable Francis Lo: Verulam, Viscount St. Alban. Translated into English by R. G. Gent.
London: printed for Humphrey Moseley, at the Princes Armes in St Pauls Church-yard; and Tho. Dring at the George in Fleet-street, 1653. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. 12mo (142 x 80 mm). [24], 384, [32] pp., including engraved portrait frontispiece, woodcut head-pieces and decorative initials, and final blank, without 8pp. advertisements found in some copies (see Gibson). Text in double-ruled borders. Contemporary panelled calf, rebacked and re-sewn, corners little scuffed. 4 leaves with partially erased ink marginalia in purple pencil, occasional spotting or light soiling. Top margin trimmed close, often shaving outer ruled borders and slightly shaving page number on p.228. Provenance: Nicholas Wall (small bookplate to rear pastedown). Still a very good and fairly fresh copy. ---- Gibson 115; Wing B305; Sotheran I, 5911; ESTC R208945. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, first published in Latin in 1622, and exceptionally rare. The translation is ascribed to Robert Gentili. (see Gibson). "Important as collecting all the facts and theories then known on the subject, and especially as the first to point out the deflexion of winds caused by the earth's rotation" (Sotheran). - Visit our website for additional images and information. Very Good.
Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books [Germany]

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