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Sylva Sylvarum: or A Natural Historie / New Atlantis. A work undefined

Francis Bacon

Published by William Lee c. 1635, London, 1635
Hardcover
From Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books (Toronto, ON, Canada)

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Contemporary full calf within embossed triple-lined border, rebacked expertly in six compartments of raised bands, gilt text on two and three, all edges tinted red, endpapers renewed. , ?The last work on which Bacon was engaged was the Sylva Sylvarum (meaning probably a collection of collections), a miscellaneous collection of observations and experiments in natural history. It was published by Dr. Rawley in 1627, the year after Bacon?s death, but the preface was written by Rawley during his lifetime. It was repeatedly reissued, reaching a tenth edition in 1676. . .It is probably the best and most complete single collection of the kind that, up to that time, had been published. Appended to the Sylva Sylvarum in Rawley?s edition is the New Atlantis . . . written before 1617. It is deservedly one of the most popular of Bacon?s works; it bears the stamp of his genius as much, perhaps, as anything which he wrote; and lastly, it is credited with having, to a large extent, suggested the foundation and programme of our own Royal Society, as well as of several scientific associations abroad.? (National Biography), Size : 4to, With two plates, being the engraved frontis portrait of Francis Bacon and the engraved title page. Also with several elaborate head pieces and initials., References : STC 1172; Gibson, Francis Bacon, 174., P. frontis, engraved title, blank, title, blank, (7), blank, (9), blank, 1-260, (28), blank; title, blank, (2), 1-47, blank, (2) A very good example, text is generally clean and crisp. Bookseller Inventory # B2834

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Title: Sylva Sylvarum: or A Natural Historie / New ...

Publisher: William Lee c. 1635, London

Publication Date: 1635

Binding: Hardcover

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Alexandre Antique Prints, Maps & Books are specialist dealers in 15th to 19th century Prints, Maps and Books. The gallery is able to offer one of the largest selections of Prints and Maps available in North America. The business was founded in 1982 and has supplied Prints, Maps and Books to many private and public art collectors. It strives to present a friendly and helpful atmosphere to both expert and amateur collectors. The shop has grown considerably since its humble beginnings to an internationally respected firm. We exhibit at major map & book fairs in North America and Europe and are happy to organize presentations of materials for corporations, interior designers and individuals. We are always interested in purchasing collections or individual items of quality. Catalogues and lists are issued periodically and we would be delighted to have details of customersí specific interests, so we can contact them when examples come into stock.

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