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Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Francis Bacon; William Rawley; Thomas Cecil; W Lee; William Ley; Sarah Griffin; Bennet Griffin; Thomas Lee; Francis Bacon Library,
|Notes:||Printer's names from Wing CD-ROM.
"Sylva Sylvarum" was first published in 1626 and included "The New Atlantis"; the 1651 and subsequent edtions contain significant additional titles.
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. 1676"; signed: "Tho. Cecill sculp."
The individual works have separate title pages.
Title pages for "History natural and experimental"; "Articles of enquiry, touching metals & minerals" and "Novum organum" have imprint: "Printed for Thomas Lee at the Turks-head in Fleetstreet, 1676."
"New Atlantis" has a separate, undated title page.
"Sylva Sylvarum" was intended as part of Part 3 of Bacon's proposed, but never completed work, "Instauratio magna."
Includes index: p. 217-234, 2nd sequence.
With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Bacon.
This edition does not contain Rawley's "The life of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon."
"History naturall and expermimental" is a translation of "Historia vitae et mortis"; "Novum organum" was originally in Latin.
Leaf C2, p. -, 5th sequence, following "Articles of enquiry" is blank.
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.
|Description:||, 340, , 222-227, , , 32 p.,  leaf of plates : port. (metal cut) ; 29 cm. (fol.)|
|Other Titles:||Natural history, in ten centuries|
|Responsibility:||Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Albans.|
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