BACON, Francis

The Twoo Bookes…Of the proficience and aduancement of Learning.

London, Henrie Tomes, 1605.

£4,750

FIRST EDITION. 4to. pp. (ii) 46; 1-120. Roman and Italic, woodcut initials. A fine, well margined copy. Light age yellowing, in red morocco, gilt-stamped panels on covers and richly gilt spine in six compartments by Bedford, all edges gilt.

Gibson 81, Pforzheimer 36.

B2

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DELEYNE, Alexandre (ed.)

Analyse de la Philosophie du Chancelier Francois Bacon.

(with)

La Vie du Chancelier.

Amsterdam, Artskée & Merkus, 1755.

£275

3 volumes, 8vo. (I & II Analyse, III Vie). pp (iii) 2-411 (i), (iii) 2-347 (i), (iii) 2-308. Roman letter, separate title page to each volume with ex libris of L Délibébguray (?) partially inked over, woodcut ornament and initial at beginning of each volume. In contemporary catspaw French calf, spines gilt, morocco labels, couple of joints cracked, marbled edges and eps.

First edition of the Analyse, by Alexandre Delene, and first French edition of the vie, written by David Mallet and translated by Pouillot (see Barbier).

B66

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