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Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man by  Catherine Drinker BOWEN - Hardcover - BCE - 1963 - from Bluebird Books (SKU: 70306)

Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

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Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man

by BOWEN, Catherine Drinker

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Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press / Little, Brown and Company. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. 1963. BCE. Hardcover. Book club edition. In this biography of England's Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) the author examines, among other things, the charges leveled against him for corruption as he sat in high office. Includes several black & white images on plates, depicting Queen Elizabeth, James I and other notables, one of which is a frontis portrait of Sir Francis. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Jacket with detail from the frontis portrait of Bacon. --- With what appears to be spilled coffee to textblock fore-edge and edges of jacket, else a clean, tightly-bound, bright copy. Jacket with one-inch tear near head of spine and a little chafing to edges, else intact and protected in removable archival mylar protector.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (12), 245 pages .


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Francis Bacon: The Temper of a Man
BOWEN, Catherine Drinker
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Used - Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket
Atlantic Monthly Press / Little, Brown and Company
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>>Biography, Autobiography, Memoir; >>England, UK and UK History;

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Bluebird Books is the bookselling business of Eric Mayer, operating from my base in Littleton, Colorado. I specialize in classic fiction and literature, books on birds and natural history, railroadiana, biography, history and many other genres. Bluebird Books features publications by the Modern Library and Everyman's Library. I offer free shipping on books shipped within the US via USPS Media Mail. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: I recommend that you use for your international orders because they have formed a partnership with Asendia to allow for much more affordable shipping on parcels weighing under 5 lb. (about 2.26 kg).


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book club edition
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