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Bacon, Francis [1561 - 1626]
A LETTER Of ADVICE WRITTEN By Sr. FRANCIS BACON To the Duke of BUCKINGHAM, When he became Favourite to KING JAMES, Never Before Printed
London: Printed for R. H. and H. B. and are to be sold at Westminster and the Royal Exchange, 1661. 1st Edition (Gibson 232; Wing B302). Modern tan quarter calf binding with brownish paper boards. Title gilt stamped to spine. Light binding wear. Bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron to front paste-down, with old bookseller slip affixed above. Book label of Nicholas Wall to rear paste-down. Period marginalia & underlining throughout, though the text-block trimmed at some point in the past, occasionally affecting the marginalia. Still, a Very Good Plus copy.. [2], 14 pp. 4to: A - B^4. 7-1/4" x 5-3/8" Quoting the slip, "Bacon's first approach to the favourite to whom he looked for advancement, and to whom in large measure he owed his rise." A somewhat minor effort of Bacon's, but perhaps giving a bit of insight into his conduct with James, from whom he too became a favorite, eventually ascending to the position of, in 1618, Lord Chancellor. On 12 July 1618 the king created Bacon Baron Verulam, of Verulam, in the Peerage of England; Bacon then became known as Francis, Lord Verulam. Uncommon in the trade; as we write this, we find no other copies currently on offer, with ABPC showing no copies at auction these past 30+ years, and the same result with a RBH search, i.e., no copies recorded.
Bookseller: Tavistock Books, ABAA
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