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Sylva sylvarum:, or, A natural history, in ten centuries. : Whereunto is newly added The history natural and experimental of life 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. With an alphabetical table of the principal things contained in the ten centuries.

Author: Francis BaconWilliam RawleyThomas CecilW LeeWilliam LeyAll authors
Publisher: London: : Printed for B. Griffin, and are to be sold by Dan. Browne, at the Black Swan and Bible without Temple Barr, and J. Sare [i.e. Richard Sare] at Grayes Inne Gate in Holborn., 1685.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : The eleventh edition in which is added an epitomy of another piece of His Lordship's works intitled Novum Organum (being translated for the clearer understanding of this his Natural History) never before published in EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Cancel leaves (Publishing)
Translations
Utopian literature
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Pre-Linnean works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Bacon; William Rawley; Thomas Cecil; W Lee; William Ley; Bennet Griffin; Daniel Browne; Richard Sare; Thomas Lee; Francis Bacon Library,
OCLC Number: 42391223
Notes: "J. Sare" is apparently a misprint for "R. Sare". Richard Sare is identified as the bookseller in Wing. (cf. Wing v. 4).
Includes indexes: p. 217-235, 2nd sequence.
"Sylva Sylvarum" was first published in 1626 and included "The New Atlantis"; the 1651 and subsequent editions 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."
Individual works have separate title pages.
A 3rd re-issue, with cancel title page, of the 1676 edition (Wing B332), date of publication on internal title pages may be 1676 or 1677.
"History natural and experimental"; "Articles of enquiry, touching metals & minerals"; "Novum organum" have separate title pages with imprint: "Printed for Thomas Lee at the Turks-head in Fleetstreet."
"New Atlantis" has a separate, undated title page.
The leaf C2, p. [1]-[2], 7th sequence, following "Articles of enquiry" is blank.
"Sylva Sylvarum" was intended as part of Part 3 of Bacon's proposed, but never completed work, "Instauratio magna."
Numerous errors in pagination.
With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Bacon.
This edition does not contain Rawley's "The life of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon."
"History natural and experimental" is a translation of "Historia vitae et mortis"; "Novum organum" was also originally published in Latin.
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: [16], 340, [3], 222-227, [3], [4], 32 p., [1] leaf of plates : port. (engraving) ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Other Titles: Natural history, in ten centuries
Bacon's Natural history. 1676
Responsibility: Written by the Right Honorable Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Albans.

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