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BACON, Francis, Viscount St. Albans (1561--1626)
[Works. 1803]
The works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. In ten volumes. Volume I. (--X.)
London: printed for J. Johnson; W.J. and J. Richardson; Otridge and Son; H.L. Gardner; F. and C. Rivington; T. Payne; R. Faulder; G. and J. Robinson; J. Walker; J. Matthews; J. Scatcherd; Vernor and Hood; J. Nunn; Clarke and Sons; Cuthell and Martin; Lackington, Allen, and Co.; B. Lea; E. Jeffery; W. Miller; Longman and Rees; Cadell and Davies; B. Crosby; J. Harding; and J. Mawman; by H. Bryer, 1803.
10 vols ; 21.0 cm. (8º)
I: [2], ix, [1], lxxvi, 527, [1] p., engr. frontis. port., 1 fold. letterpress table
II: viii, 524 p.
III: v, [1], 534 p.
IV: vii, [1], 549, [1] p.
V: xiii, [1], 589, [1]
VI: xiv, [16], 419, [1], [124], iii--vi, [2] p
VII: xv, [1], 476, [2] p., 1 fold. letterpress table
VIII: xv, [1], 464 p.
IX: vii, [1], 569, [1] p.
X: vi, 335, [1], [106] p.

Printer varies: Volumes III--IV printed by J. Crowder and E. Hemsted; vols V, IX--X by C. and R. Baldwin; vols VII--VIII by T. Burton. The first six volumes, after a Life of Bacon, contain works in English; vols VII--X in Latin. Soane paraphrased a passage from Bacon's Essays or counsels civil and moral (vol. II pp. [249]--397 in the present edition) in his tenth Lecture, and a copy of the 1701 edition of that work is also in his Library (q.v.). See Watkin, Soane, p. 624.

Copy Notes Imperfect; vol. I wanting pp. iii--vi of the table of contents. Bought from Joseph Bell for £5 (less 10% discount) on 12 June 1804. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.1.6)

Binding C19th tree calf, gilt-tooled spines with fillets, chevron rolls and urns, green morocco spine-labels.

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