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Sylva Sylvarum: or A Naturall Historie. In Ten Centuries. Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban.
London, Printed by J.H. for William Lee at the Turkes Head in Fleet Street, next to the Miter, 1628 - Engraved frontispiece, [7] + 258 + [8] index + 'New Atlantis. A Worke unfinished,' [2] + 46pp. 2nd ed., lacking end papers and frontispiece portrait, frontispiece rebacked with slight loss, title page with former owner's name and repairs to edges otherwise clean with good margins in full later calf. 'The Sylva is a collection of facts and observations which was intended to become a part of Bacon's vast philosophical project, the Instauratio Magna, a project that was never completed. The New Atlantis is a philosophical romance, a description of an ideal state in which the principles of Bacon's new philosophy were carried out by political machinery and under state guidance'. Hunt Catalogue of Botanical Books.
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