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Francis Bacon
1614 The Charge of Sir Francis Bacon Knight First Edition Duels
London: Robert Wilson, 1614. Click here to see our other books! The Charge of Sir Francis Bacon Knight Francis Bacon 1614 Robert Wilson : London 7" by 5.5" [3], 6-61pp SUMMARY A very scarce first edition of this important treatise by Francis Bacon. Here Bacon highlights his stance against duels, which he deemed to be against the will of God. Very Scarce Overall Condition: Very Good This book weighs 0.5 KG when packed UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 15.99 EU Postage: £ 13.99 European Postage: £ 14.99 Asia Postage: £ 18.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 19.99 DESCRIPTION This work was published as a part of James I's anti-dueling campaign. Bacon's work was one of two major treatises published on this subject at the time. The campaign was prompted by a series of high profile combats between leading courtiers in late 1613. In October of 1613 James I issued a proclamation banning the publishing or writing of works on duels. He also made the offence punishable in Star Chamber to publicise any proceedings of duels. Henry Howard, the Earl of Northampton lead the campaign initially, and this then fell to Sir Francis Bacon, the attorney general, upon Northampton's death. This work is one of the major contributions to the Jacobean anti-dueling campaign. ESTC reference No: S121055. A disbound copy of this work, which is closely trimmed to the head of the title. Collated, lacking the initial and final blanks. Illustrated, with woodcut head pieces and initials. Sir Francis Bacon was a leading intellectual figure of sixteenth and seventeenth century Britain. He served as both the Attorney General … [Click Below for Full Description]
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