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|Genre/Form:||Cancel leaves (Publishing)
Early works to 1800
|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,
|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. , 14, 2nd-3rd sequences), "Articles of enquiry, touching metals & minerals" (p. , 221-227, 6th-7th sequences) and "History natural and experimental of life & death" (p. , 64, 9th-10th sequences) have imprint: London, Printed for William Lee ... 1669"; "New Atlantis. A work unfinished" (p. 31, , 11th-12th sequences) has an undated title page.
Index: p. -, 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. -,8th sequence, following "Articles of enquiry" is blank.
|Description:||, , 14, 215, , , 221-227, , , 64, 31,  p.,  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.|
- Science -- Early works to 1800.
- Natural history -- Pre-Linnean works.
- Life (Biology) -- Early works to 1800.
- Death (Biology) -- Early works to 1800.
- Longevity -- Early works to 1800.
- Metals -- Early works to 1800.
- Mineralogy -- Early works to 1800.
- Utopias -- Early works to 1800.
- Death (Biology)
- Life (Biology)
- Natural history.