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

BACON, Francis

Opera Omnia.

Frankfurt, J. B. Schonwetteri, 1665.

£500

FIRST EDITION, variant issue. Folio, ff. (vi) with the name ‘Bibliopola ad Lectorem’ replacing half title, (iii) columns 1,324 + Ip + ff (xiv). Roman letter, mainly double column, printer’s engraved device on title page, title in red and black. A little marginal fraying, some paper browning (poorish paper), good copy in contemporary calf, upper compartment of spine restored. In folding box.

Gibson 236.

B52

BACON, Francis

Historia regni Henrici Septimi.

Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1662.

£150

12mo. (iv) 5-402, (vi). Roman and italic letter, woodcut initial, head- and tail-pieces, title page engraved with Wheel of Fortune. Title page dusty with light damp staining, age yellowing and occasional ink spots throughout, faint damp stain to lower margin of final few gatherings, in contemporary calf, cracked and worn, re-backed, all edges speckled red. R.W. Gibson’s pencilled ex libris and purchase record on back pastedown.

Gibson 127.

B49

BACON, Francis

Historia Naturalis & experimentalis de ventis.

Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1662.

£950

12mo. (viii) 232, (xvi). Roman and italic letter, head- and tail-pieces, engraved title page depicting the creation of a tempest through magic. Light age yellowing, a good clean, well-margined copy in ornate straight-grained red morocco by Bozerian with gilt-ruled and -rolled panels, compartments richly gilt on spine, all edges gold, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Holland House on pastedown. Arthur Houghton’s acquisition note on rear free end paper.

B48

BACON, Francis

De Augmentis Scientiarum.

Amsterdam, Johannis Ravestemius, 1662.

£150

12mo. pp. (xx) 607, (LXVIII). Roman lettter, finely engraved title page, early manuscript ‘Liber R. Harby’ at head and Mich: Batt a. aR on inner rear board. Light age yellowing, good copy in contemporary calf, re-backed, spine re-mounted, corner repairs.

Gibson 135.

G47