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Sylva sylvarum, or, A natural history, in ten centuries. : Whereunto is newly added, The history natural and experimental of liee [sic] and death, or of the prolongation of life. : Published after the authors death. By William Rawley, Doctor in Divinity, one of His Majesties chaplaines. : Whereunto is added Articles of enquiry, touching metals and minerals. And the New Atlantis. As also The life of the Right Honorable Francis Bacon, never added to this book before. Preview this item
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Sylva sylvarum, or, A natural history, in ten centuries. : Whereunto is newly added, The history natural and experimental of liee [sic] and death, or of the prolongation of life. : Published after the authors death. By William Rawley, Doctor in Divinity, one of His Majesties chaplaines. : Whereunto is added Articles of enquiry, touching metals and minerals. And the New Atlantis. As also The life of the Right Honorable Francis Bacon, never added to this book before.

Author: Francis BaconWilliam RawleyJohn RedymanyeW LeeWilliam LeyAll authors
Publisher: London, : Printed by J.R. [i.e. John Redmayne] for William Lee, and are to be sold by George Sawbridg, Francis Tyton, Thomas Williams, John Martin, Thomas Vere, Randolph Taylor, Henry Broom, Edward Thomas, Thomas Passenger, Nevil Symmons, Robert Clavel, William Crook, and James Magnes; and other booksellers in London and Westminster., 1670.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : The ninth and last edition, with an alphabetical table of the principal things contained in the ten centuries
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Genre/Form: Cancel leaves (Publishing)
Translations
Utopian literature
Early works
Early works to 1800
Pre-Linnean works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Bacon; William Rawley; John Redymanye; W Lee; William Ley; Sarah Griffin; Bennet Griffin; George Sawbridge; Francis Tyton; Thomas Williams; John Martyn; Thomas Vere; Edward Thomas; Thomas Passinger; Nevill Simmons; Robert Clavell; William Crooke; James Magnes; Randal Taylor; Henry Brome; Thomas Cecil; Francis Bacon Library,
OCLC Number: 42391224
Notes: The order of individual works, and subsequent pagination, may vary from copy to copy.
With an added title page, engraved with imprint: "Printed for W. Lee and are to be sould at the Great Turks head next to the Mytre Taverne in Fleet street Anno. 1669"; signed: "Tho. Cecill sculp."
"Sylva Sylvarum" was first published in 1626 and included "The New Atlantis"; the 1651 and subsequent editions contain significant additional titles.
"Sylva Sylvarum" was intended as part of Part 3 of Bacon's proposed, but never completed work, "Instauratio magna."
With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Bacon.
A re-issue, with a cancel title page of Wing B331, published in the same year, which has "life" correctly spelled on title page and imprint "Printed by J.R. for William Lee" without naming the individual booksellers.
The individual works have separate title pages, pagination and registers.
"The life of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon" by William Rawley has imprint: London, Printed by S.G. & B.G. [i.e. Sarah and Bennet Griffin] for William Lee ... 1670 (p. [2], 14, 2nd-3rd sequences), "Articles of enquiry, touching metals & minerals" (p. [2], 221-227, 6th-7th sequences) and "History natural and experimental of life & death" (p. [8], 64, 9th-10th sequences) have imprint: London, Printed for William Lee ... 1669"; "New Atlantis. A work unfinished" (p. 31, [1], 11th-12th sequences) has an undated title page.
Index: p. [2]-[19], 5th sequence following "Sylva Sylvarum."
Printers' names from Wing CD-ROM.
There were at least 3 booksellers by the name of William Lee or "Ley" at work in London at this time. One of these worked at the Turk's Head ca. 1627-1675. Cf. Plomer, H.R.A dict. of the booksellers and printers ... in England, Scotland and Ireland from 1641 to 1667, 1907.
"The history natural and experimental of life and death" is a translation of "Historia vitae et mortis.
Leaf C2, p. [2]-[3],8th sequence, following "Articles of enquiry" is blank.
Description: [18], [2], 14, 215, [21], [2], 221-227, [3], [8], 64, 31, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. (engraving) ; 29 cm. (fol.)
Other Titles: Natural history, in ten centuries
Responsibility: Written by the Right Honorable Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban.

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