Operum Moralium et Civilium.

London, Edward Griffin, D. Pauli and Richard Whitaker, 1638.


FIRST EDITION, first issue. Folio, pp. (xiv) 148, (iv) 153-263, (vii) 271-324, (x) 335-349, (iii) 353-386, (xvi) 1-475. Roman and italic letter, head- and tail-pieces, woodcut initials, engraved author portrait. C 1800 bookplate of Richard Benyon on pastedown, C17 manuscript ex dono “Societae: Mercator: Ad vent: Hamburg:” on free endpaper. Light age yellowing, margins occasionally browned. A nice copy, clean and well margined in in contemporary calf, re-backed, with title gilt, all edges red.

“In a former edition of the work the Libri duo Instaurationis Magnae was not included: but later unsold quires of the first edition of the Novum Organum, 1620 were appended to the book, and a new general title page was issued, in which the addition was recorded.” In this copy the title page includes the Novum Organum, but it has not been added to the work.

Gibson 197.