New Atlantis Continued

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By R. H. Esquire

Foreword by Manly P. Hall

New Atlantis was begun by Lord Verulam, Viscount of St. Alban's, also known as Francis Bacon, and was summarized and continued in 1660 by a mysterious figure known only as R. H. Esquire. Considered of the most important of the Utopian writings because it envisions the advancement in all branches of learning in the Western Hemisphere, it is also of great interest to those collecting emblem books and cryptographic material. TABLE OF CONTENTS: Forward by Manly P. Hall Dedication Poem Preface Chapter 1 - Argument Chapter 2 - The Second Part Appendix

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The New Atlantis by Lord Bacon is one of the most important of the Utopian writings because it envisions the advancements in all branches of learning in the Western Hemisphere. Strangely enough, Plato's description of the ancient Atlantean empire and Bacon's New Atlantis both end suddenly in the middle of a sentence. In 1660 a mysterious person known only as R.H. Esquire attempted to complete Bacon's unfinished book. There was never but one edition of New Atlantis Continued by R.H. Esquire.

This extremely rare literary curiosity belongs in all collections of Elizabethan literature and is invaluable to students of Bacon's writings and the Bacon-Shakespeare controversy.

The new edition is reset for the convenience of the modern reader, but there are no changes except the modernization of spelling and punctuation. The discussion of heraldry is of great interest to those collecting emblem books and cryptographic material in general. Certain errors in pagination may be intentional and pages in which these occur are reproduced in facsimile.

Tenison, Archbishop of Canterbury, notes that this book is "a great and hardy venture to finish after Lord Verulam's pencil." Sir Edwin During-Lawrence considers this book the most significant of Utopian publications. The volume also contains a poem by George Herbert honoring Lord Bacon. For this publication, Manly P. Hall has provided an introduction suggesting the scope of the work. This edition of New Atlantis Continued is limited to one thousand copies and is likely to be the only printing available to scholars for many years to come.

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