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Sylva sylvarum:, or, A naturall history, in ten centuries; : VVhereunto is newly added The history naturall and experimentall of life and death, or, Of the prolongation of life.

Author: Francis BaconWilliam RawleyW LeeWilliam LeyAbraham MillerAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed by A.M. [i.e. Abraham Miller] for William Lee, and are to be sold at the Great Turks Head over against Fetter-Lane in Fleet-street, and by Thomas Johnson at the golden-Key in Pauls Church-yard, 1658.
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Genre/Form: Utopian literature
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Bacon; William Rawley; W Lee; William Ley; Abraham Miller; Humphrey Moseley; Thomas Johnson; Thomas Cecil; Francis Bacon Library,
OCLC Number: 42391220
Notes: 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. 1651"; signed: "Tho. Cecill sculp."
"Sylva Sylvarum" was first published in 1626 and included "The New Atlantis"; the 1651 and subsequent editions contain significant additional titles.
"Sylva Sylvarum" was intended as part of Part 3 of Bacon's proposed, but never completed work, "Instauratio magna."
Printer's name from Wing CD-ROM; re-issued in the same year (Wing B328), with a cancel title page with imprint: "Printed for William Lee and are to be sold by Thomas Williams ... and William Place."
Bookseller's advertisements: p. [17]-[18], 1st sequence.
With an engraved frontispiece portrait of Bacon.
This edition includes "New Atlantis"and the "History natural and experimental of life and death"; both with separate title pages; "History" has the imprint: "Printed for William Lee and Humprhey Moseley, 1658."
The "History natural and experimental of life and death" is a translation of "Historia vitae et mortis."
Numerous pagination errors; the "New Atlantis" and "History" have separate pagination sequences.
With head-pieces; initials.
Index: p. [1]-[20], 3rd sequence.
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: [18], 218, [22], [4], 36, [8], 64 p., [1] leaf of plates : port. (metal cut) ; 34 cm. (fol.)
Other Titles: Naturall history, in ten centuries
Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum
Responsibility: Both vvritten by the Right Honorable 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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