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BACON, Francis [Francisci Baconi], 1561-1626
Opera omnia quae extant, philosophica, moralia, politica, historica ... in quibus complures alii tractatus, quos brevitatis causa praetermittere visum est, comprehensi sunt, hactenus nunquam conjunctim edita, jam vero summo studio collecta, uno volumine comprehensa, & ab innumeris mendis repurgata: cum indice rerum ac verborum universali absolutissimo. His praefixa est auctoris vita [comprising The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh; Sylva Sylvarum; The Essays, or Counsels, Civil and Moral; The Wisdom of the Ancients; Advancement and Proficiency of Learning; The Phenomena of the Universe or a Natural and Experimental History for the foundation of Philosophy]
Francofurti ad Moenum [Frankfurt]: Impensis Joannis Baptistae Schonwtteri, typis Matthaei Kempfferi, 1665., 1665. Vellum. Very Good. First Latin edition of Bacon's collected works, comjprising The History of the Reign of King Henry the Seventh; Sylva Sylvarum; The Essays, or Counsels, Civil and Moral; The Wisdom of the Ancients; Advancement and Proficiency of Learning; The Phenomena of the Universe or a Natural and Experimental History for the foundation of Philosophy. Folio; 10 preliminary leaves, 1324 numbered columns, 29pp index, with the engraved portrait frontispiece of Bacon (often lacking) as Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England and Lord Chancellor by Wenceslaus Hollar after Simon van de Passe (originally the frontispiece of 'Sylva Sylvarum, 1626) and the title page, with engraved publisher's device, printed in red and black, decorative head- and tail-pieces and initials. Each of the eight works with separate title page, with a woodcut vignette, and imprint date Anno MDCLXIV; pagination continuous throughout. Contemporary full vellum, spine lettered in brown ink in a contemporary hand. Vellum worn and stained, short splits to joints top and bottom, but binding holding tight and firm; pages deeply and evenly browned (not foxed), but not displeasingly so, the paper still fresh and supple. A Very Good completely unsophsitcated copy. OCLC Number: 38614269. Gibson 236. 1324 columns plus Index First Latin edition. Folio in sixes. [10], 1324 (in double columns), [29] pages. Early in his career, Bacon claimed “all knowledge as his province” and dedicated himself to a who … [Click Below for Full Description]
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