BACON, Francis, Sir (1561-1626). The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall...with a Table of the Colours, or Apparances of Good and Evill...Newly enlarged. London: John Beale, 1639.
4to. Title printed within a typographical border, text printed within single-rule border. (Lacking first and final blanks, as often, lacking A1 "License," some minor soiling or spotting, small marginal mathematical pencil annotations throughout, G7 w/ paper flaw affecting border.) Contemporary blind-tooled calf, old manuscript label to spine (old repairs to hinges reattaching covers). Provenance: Thomas Foley (contemporary signature); presumably Thomas Foley, 2nd Baron Foley (1703"“1766), Fellow of the Royal Society (armorial bookplate).
Second edition, the suppressed Beale edition: [Beale's] right to the title was disputed and his press taken down, the edition confiscated, and, despite powerful outside interference, he was forced to make submission" (Pforzheimer 31). ESTC S100372; Gibson 17; STC 1151.
Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery
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