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Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Francis Bacon; James Flesher; William Rawley; W Lee; Thomas Cecil; Humphrey Moseley; Charles, King of England; Matthew Walbancke; Daniel Pakeman; Gabriel Bedell; George Fabyan Collection (Library of Congress)
|Notes:||Compilation of three works; each work has an individual title page and separate pagination and foliation register.
History naturall and experimentall of life and death, the third title, is an English-language translation of: Historia vitae et mortis.
Dedication to King Charles I (leaf A2).
Printing attributed to James Flesher. Cf. Gibson.
Added, engraved title page for the first work, Sylva sylvarum, signed: Tho. Cecill sculp.
Added title page for Sylva sylvarum has imprint: London : Printed for W. Lee and are to be sould at the Great Turks head next to the Mytre Tauerne in Fleetstreet, anno 1651.
Divisional title page for second work: New Atlantis : a vvorke unfinished / written by the Right Honourable, Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban.
Divisional title page for third work: History naturall and experimentall, of life and death, or, Of the prolongation of life / vvritten in Latine by the Right Honble Francis Lord Verulam, Vis-Count Saint Alban. London : Printed for William Lee, and Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at their shops, 1650.
Signatures: A⁴ a⁴ B-T⁶ V-Y⁴ ²a⁴ b-e⁴ ²A-B² ²C-K⁴.
Pagination of first work: , 218,  pages,  leaves of plates. Pagination of second work: , 36 pages; page 4 (leaf a4 verso) misnumbered 2, pages 13-14 (leaf c1) misumbered 21-22, pages 19-20 (leaf c4) misumbered 27-28, page 30 (leaf e1 verso) msnumbered 28, and page 35 (leaf e4 recto) misumbered 21. Pagination of third work: , 64 pages.
Frontispiece: engraved portrait of Sir Francis Bacon.
Head- and tail-pieces; some decorated woodcut initials.
Booksellers' advertisements: leaf a4. Lists include books printed for William Lee, 1647-1651 and undated; for W. Lee and some others, 1633 and undated; for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, 1647-1649 and undated; for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, 1640-1651 and undated; and for W. Lee and D. Pakeman, 1634-1650 and undated.
UF copy imperfect: portrait and leaf a2 wanting.
|Description:||, 218, , 36, , 64 p.,  leaves of plates : portrait ; 29 cm (folio)|
|Other Titles:||New Atlantis.
History naturall and experimentall of life and death.
Of the prolongation of life.
Naturall history in ten centuries
|Responsibility:||both written by the Right Honourable Francis Lo. Verulam, Viscount St. Alban ; published after the authors death, by VVilliam Ravvley doctor in divinity, one of His Majesties chaplaines ; hereunto is now added an alphabeticall table of the principall things contained in the ten centuries.|
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