The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, Viscount St Alban: With a table of the colours of good & evil.
by BACON, Sir Francis (1561-1626).
London:: printed by M[ary]. C[larke]. for Samuel Mearne, in Little Britain, John Martyn, in St. Pauls Church-yard, and Henry Herringman, in the New Exchange, 1680., 1680. Three works in one vol. Small 8vo. , 222, ; , 28; , 111, [3 blank],  pp. Title is mounted. "Of the colours of good & evil" has separate divisional title and pagination. "The wisdom of the ancients... Done into English by Sir Arthur Gorges Kt.", a translation of "De sapientia veterum", has separate pagination and title-page. Register is continuous throughout. Modern half speckled period-style calf with marbled boards, simple blind rules and gilt stamping on spine, red title label. Ownership signature of James Hutson[?]. One of two known imprint variants of this edition [the other: printed by M. C. for Samuel Mearne, Stationer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty]. First issued in 1597. References: Gibson, Francis Bacon: A Bibliography of His Work and of Baconiana, 24a; ESTC R11985; Wing B288. [FULL TITLE: The Essays or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, Viscount St Alban: With a table of the colours of good & evil. Whereunto is added The wisdom of the antients. Enlarged by the honourable author himself; and now more exactly published.].
(Inventory #: G01651)
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