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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

Author: Francis BaconWilliam RawleyJohn RedmayneW LeeGeorge SawbridgeAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed by J.R. for VVilliam 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 : Biography : Fiction : English : The ninth and last edition, with an alphabetical table of the principal things contained in the ten centuriesView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Pre-Linnean works
Early works to 1800
Fictional Works
Named Person: Francis Bacon; Francis Bacon
Material Type: Biography, Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Bacon; William Rawley; John Redmayne; W Lee; George Sawbridge; Sarah Griffin; Bennet Griffin; Thomas Cecil; Francis Tyton
OCLC Number: 14922008
Notes: On the title page, Rawley's name is before Bacon's name.
Printer (J.R.)--on first title page is the senior John Redmayne.
Printers' names from Wing CD-ROM.
"Sylva Sylvarum" was first published in 1626 and included "The New Atlantis"; the 1651 and subsequent editions contain significant additional titles. "History natural and experimental of life & death" is a translation of Historia vitae et mortis.
"The life of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon" has imprint: London : Printed by S.G. & B.G. for William Lee ..., 1670. These printers are Sarah and Bennet Griffin.
"The Articles of enquiry" and "History natural and experimental" both have imprint: London : Printed for VVilliam Lee at the Turks-head in Fleetstreet, 1669.
With an added engraved t.p. with imprint: "Printed for W. Lee and are to be sould at the Great Turks head next to the Mytre Taverne in Fleetstreet, Anno. 1669"; signed: "Tho. Cecill sculp."
There was another issue in the same year (Wing B331)--with a cancel title page (with "life" spelled correctly) and an imprint that does not name the individual bookseller.
The order of individual works, and subsequent pagination, may vary from copy to copy.
Pagination for Sylva sylvarum and Articles of enquiry: [17], 2-215, [23], 221-227, [3] p. (last 3 pages blank), [1] leaf of plates; Life of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon: [2], 14 p.; New Atlantis: 31, [1] p. (last page blank); History natural and experimental of life & death: [8], 64 p.
Signatures for Sylva sylvarum and Articles of enquiry: A-B⁴ ²B-V⁶ X⁴ ²A-²C², 132 leaves; Life of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon: A-B⁴, 8 leaves; New Atlantis: A-B⁶ C⁴, 16 leaves; History natural and experimental of life & death: A-B² C-K⁴, 36 leaves.
Each work has a separate title page.
Title in double ruled box; head- and tail-pieces; initials (some historiated).
Includes index to Sylva sylvarum (p. [2-19] after p. 215). "His Lordships usual receipt for the gout (to which the sixtieth experiment hath reference)" on p. [20].
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : port. ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Other Titles: Natural history, in ten centuries
Responsibility: written by the Right Honorable Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ; published after the authors death by William Rawley ... ; 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.

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