Analyse de la Philosophie du Chancelier Francois Bacon.
Leiden, Les Libraires Associes, 1756.
8vo. In two volumes pp. (iv) 416 (ii), (ii) 433 (iii). Final leaf of volume II repaired at upper edge without loss, F4 margins torn, printing inserted wrong way around, both volumes lightly yellowed but well margined and good. In quarter calf C1800 marbled boards and end papers, edges speckled blue. Edited by Deleyne, second edition.
Fables of the Ancients, in Philosophy, Morality, and Civil Policy; Illustrated and Explained. A New Edition, With Notes Critical and Explanatory, by Dr. Shaw.
London, Thomas Tegg and J. Dick, 1813.
8vo., pp. (ix) 10-44. Roman letter, undecorated. Twelve spirited woodcut plates illustrating the text. A little yellowing and the odd mark. A good clean copy in its original paper boards, publisher’s advertisement on rear cover, very old cloth re-back.
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.
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.
Verulamiana; or opinions on Men, Manners, Literature, Politics and Theology.
London, R. Dutton, T. Hurst, John Cawthorn, 1803.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Frankfurt, J. B. Schonwetteri, 1665.
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.
Historia regni Henrici Septimi.
Amsterdam, Elsevier, 1662.
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.