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The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England by  editor]  Francis [Thomas BIRCH - Hardcover - 1765 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Works of Francis Bacon: Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England

by Bacon, Francis [Thomas BIRCH, editor]

Condition: Contemporary russia, covers with wide gilt floral border within an outer floral roll border, spines in 6 compartments with raise


London: Printed [by William Bowyer] for A. Millar, 1765. Engraved frontispiece in vols. I-IV (portrait by George Vertue in vol. I), two letterpress folding charts, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes. Vol. III LACKING a1-2 (title-page and first contents leaf). 5 vols. 4to (11-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches). Contemporary russia, covers with wide gilt floral border within an outer floral roll border, spines in 6 compartments with raised bands, contrasting morocco lettering pieces in two compartments, the rest richly gilt with small floral tools, board edges gilt, marbled edges. Some slight wear spine ends. Engraved frontispiece in vols. I-IV (portrait by George Vertue in vol. I), two letterpress folding charts, titles printed in red and black with engraved vignettes. Vol. III LACKING a1-2 (title-page and first contents leaf). 5 vols. 4to (11-1/4 x 8-3/4 inches). Bowyer's ledgers show that 500 copies were printed. ESTC T88309 ; Provenance: Lyons Library (bookplate)




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