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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 chaplains. : 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 by S.G. [i.e. Sarah Griffin] and B. Griffin for Thomas Lee, at the Sign of the Turks-head in Fleet-street, between Mitre Court and Ram-Alley, over against Fetter-Lane., 1677.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : The tenth edition. In which is added an epitomy of another peice [sic] of his Lord ship's works intituled Novum organum (being translated for the clearer understanding of this his natural history) never published in EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Early works
Cancel leaves (Publishing)
Translations
Utopian literature
Pre-Linnean works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Bacon; William Rawley; Thomas Cecil; W Lee; William Ley; Thomas Lee; Sarah Griffin; Bennet Griffin; Francis Bacon Library,
OCLC Number: 228675438
Notes: Printer's 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.
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.
A re-issue, with a cancel title page, of the 1676 edition (Wing B332); date of publication on internal title pages have been changed to 1677.
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."
"New Atlantis" has a separate, undated title page.
Variants retain "1676" publication date on one or more of the internal title pages.
"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. [2]-[3], 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: [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
Responsibility: Written by the Right Honourable Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Albans.

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