BACON, Francis

De Verulamio Novum Organum, sive Indicia Vera De Interpretatione Naturae. Cui Praefixa Reliqua Instaurationis Magnae; Et Subjecta Parasceve Ad Historiam Naturalem et Experimentalem.

Glasgow, J. & J. Scrymgeour, 1803.

£75

8vo., pp. (xxxvi) 305, (i). Roman letter, undecorated, ‘Deaccession’ stamp in lower blank margin of first, faded and repeated on pastedown. Light age yellowing, a good copy in contemporary tree calf, re-backed spine and label neatly remounted.

B71

BACON, Francis

Verulamiana; or opinions on Men, Manners, Literature, Politics and Theology.

London, R. Dutton, T. Hurst, John Cawthorn, 1803.

£150

FIRST EDITION. 8vo. pp. Engraved authorial portrait + (xxviii) 319. Roman and italic letter. Light age yellowing, a good, clean, well-margined copy in contemporary quarter-Russia marbled boards, spine gilt-ruled in six compartments.

B72

BACON, Francis

Fables of the Ancients, in Philosophy, Morality, and Civil Policy; Illustrated and Explained.

London, J. Cundee for M. Jones, 1803.

£75

8vo., frontispiece, pp. (vi) 136. Roman letter, finely engraved portrait of Bacon by H. Cook, woodcut illustrations (plates) and ornaments. Frontispiece a bit stained from bookplate glue on recto, light yellowing. A good almost uncut copy in modern calf. Contemporary autograph of John R on first leaf, and H.M. Silvanus 1891 (mathematician and chess player) on fly. A ‘new edition’ by Dr. Shaw.

B70

BACON, Francis

The Essayes, or counsels, civil and moral. To which is added I. The wisdom of the ancients. II. Of the Colours of Good and Evil.

London, A. Millar, 1755.

£125

8vo. pp. (viii) 306, (x), last blank. Roman and italic letter. Title page a bit dusty and browned at edges, light browning and age yellowing, a good, well-margined copy in contemporary calf, re-backed, spine gilt in six compartments.

Not in Gibson.

B65

BACON, Francis

The Essays, Or Councils, Civil and Moral, with a Table of the Colours of Good and Evil. And a Discourse on the Wisdom of the Ancients.

London, E. Holt for Richard Chiswell, 1701.

£175

8vo. pp. (viii) 167, (xviii) 114. Roman and italic letter. Age yellowing, title page upper margin trimmed with no loss of text, rubbed out ex libris, “Banister 1707” to inner margin of free end paper. A few stains, a good copy in modern 1/4 calf, marbled boards.

Gibson 28c.

B63

BACON, Francis

The Essays, Or Councils, Civil and Moral, with a Table of the Colours of Good and Evil. And a Discourse on the Wisdom of the Ancients.

London, J. Newton, 1696.

£250

8vo. Roman and italic letter, black letter on title page. Title page with slight marginal tear, not affecting text, age yellowing and occasional foxing, a well-margined copy. “Isabella Perceval given to her by her Mother Feb. 1805” on fly leaf. In contemporary calf covers, re-backed.

Gibson 27a.

B61

BACON, Francis

Opera Omnia.

Leipzig, Joannis Justi Erythropili, excudebat Christianus Goezius, 1694.

£350

Folio, leaves (ix), numbered columns 1,584, leaves (xxiii). Roman and italic letter, woodcut initials, head- and tail-pieces, light age browning throughout (as usual with this paper), a good, well-margined copy in contemporary calf, panels and spine compartments ruled in blind. One of the few copies without the engraving above imprint.

Gibson 243a.

B60

BACON, Francis

The Essays, Or Councils, Civil and Moral, with a Table of the Colours of Good and Evil. And a Discourse on the Wisdom of the Ancients.

London, A. Swall, 1691.

£250

8vo. pp. (viii) 222, (xiv) 28, (xii) 103, (iii). Roman letter, part titles to second and third works. Light age yellowing, marginal leather soiling to title page, general minor staining and marks. A good, used unrestored copy in contemporary sheep, joints cracked, worn at corners.

Gibson 26d.

B59

BACON, Francis

The Essays, Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, with a Table of the Colours of Good and Evil. Whereunto is added the Wisdom of the Ancients.

London, M. Clark for S. Mearne, 1680.

£950

8vo. (viii) 222, (xiv) 28, (xii) 111, (iii). Roman letter, general title within double line border, separate part titles to second and third works. Old ex dono faded on leaf of first front page, good, clean copy in contemporary calf, re-backed.

Gibson 24a.

B58

BACON, Francis

The History of the Reigns of Henry the Seventh, Henry the Eighth, Edward the Sixth, and Queen Mary. The First written by the Right Honourable Francis, the other Three by the Right Honourable Francis Godwyn.

London, W.G. for R. Scot, T. Basset, J. Wright, R. Chiswell, and J. Edwyn, 1676.

£500

FIRST EDITION. Folio pp. 1 engraved portrait + (vi) 138, (vi). Roman and italic letter, head- and tail-pieces, woodcut initials, with engraved portrait of Bacon in clean, strong impression. Age browning to margins of title page and first and last leaves. A well-margined copy in English speckled calf, lower edges worn, spine gilt in seven compartments with red morocco label.

Gibson 121.

B56