The Charge of Sir Francis Bacon Knight, His Maiesties Attourney Generall, touching Duells . .
STC 1125; Gibson 102; ESTC 121055
by BACON, SIR FRANCIS
(London:) Printed for Robert Wilson, 1614, 1614. First edition. STC 1125; Gibson 102; ESTC 121055. Title-page a little browned; the outer edge of the title a little chipped and trimmed closely, but not touching the text; very good copy.. Small quarto, modern dark red morocco, gilt rules and lettering. Lacking the first and final blanks. One of Francis Bacon's first acts when he became the Attorney General under James I, was to attempt to bring a halt to dueling, a practice that was particularly fashionable among the ruling classes. James I issued an edict at Bacon's urging and Bacon then issued his own, worded more strongly, which was entered into the Stationer's Register on March 5, 1614.
Bookplate of Robert S. Pirie on the front paste-down. (Inventory #: 26952)
English & American Literature, Americana, First Editions, Bibliography
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