RAWLEY, William (ed.)

RAWLEY, William (ed.) Resuscitatio, or bringing into Publick Light several Pieces of the Works....hitherto Sleeping of the Right Honourable Francis Bacon

London, S.G. and B.G. for William Lee, 1671


FIRST COMPLETE EDITION. Folio. Author portrait + pp. [xiv] 1-16 [+ 1 full page engraved author portrait] 17; 256 [ii] 100 [xviii] 8 [ii] 16 [ii] 1-19 [ii] 19-26 [ii] 27-62 [iv] 58 [viii] 92 [xiv] 26 [lacking final blank H2]. Roman and italic letter, head-and tail- pieces, woodcut initials, two author portraits by Wenceslas Hollar (unsigned Gibson listed l and m). C19 bookplate of John Gordon, Vescount Kenmure and Lord Lochinvar. Gibson 229. Early MS monogram to verso of frontispiece engraving and tp “DPAH”(?). Frontispiece and tp. slightly shaved at head with no loss, first and last gatherings a bit dusty and frayed at edges. Light age yellowing, well margined. In contemporary calf, covers ruled in blind, corners worn, small tears, joints cracked and frayed.

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