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												The Essays, Or Counsels, Civil And Moral, Of Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, With a Table… by  Francis Bacon
	 - Hardcover
			 - 1680
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The Essays, Or Counsels, Civil And Moral, Of Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, With a Table of the Colours of Good & Evil, Whereunto Is added The Wisdom of the Antients, Enlarged by the Honourable Author Himself, and now more exactly Published

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The Essays, Or Counsels, Civil And Moral, Of Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, With a Table of the Colours of Good & Evil, Whereunto Is added The Wisdom of the Antients, Enlarged by the Honourable Author Himself, and now more exactly Published

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M. Clark for Samuel Mearne, in Little Britain, John Martyn, in St. Paul’s Church-yard, and Henry Herringman, in the New Exchange, London, 1680; 12mo; blank flyleaf, title page, A1-7, 1-222, 3 pg. index, Q1-9, blank, 1-28, blank, title page, I-X, 1-110, blank, 2 pg. index, page 111. The 1680 edition, with three additional essays: "A Fragment Of An Essay On Fame," "A Civic Character Of Julius Cesar," and "A Civic Character Of Augustus Cesar," thus increasing the total number to sixty-one, plus the two titled works "Of The Colours Of Good & Evil," and "The Wisdom Of The Antients" (Sir Arthur Gorges translation). Handsome British armorial binding, finely rebacked by Rene Patron of Hollywood, California in brown calf with genuine raised bands, morocco label, and gilt spine titles. Quill & ink inscription on front pastedown: "The gift of Clement Watson of New Zealand, ‘81." Engraved armorial bookplate on rear pastedown (on a mount a palm tree, fess in chief, crosses botonnée), with device reading "Jabez Watson, e Coll: Magd. Cantab." Jabez Watson (b. 1823 ) was the son of Benjamin Watson, Esq., of Wakefield in Yorkshire. He attended Magdalene College, Cambridge, taking his B.A. in 1848, and was ordained a deacon the same year. Upon earning his M.A. in 1851 he became an Anglican priest, and was Curate of St. Veep in Cornwall from 1853 to 1857, before converting to Catholicism. Palm tree crest impressed in gilt at center of front board. Name "Watson," written on the top and bottom page block edges. Crisp and bright, binding absolutely tight, sound, and square, text with some scattered minor dampstaining in the blank margins, and a chip in the blank margin of page 205, which does not intrude upon the text. A solid and desirable copy.

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Title
The Essays, Or Counsels, Civil And Moral, Of Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, With a Table of the Colours of Good & Evil, Whereunto Is added The Wisdom of the Antients, Enlarged by the Honourable Author Himself, and now more exactly Published
Author
Bacon, Francis
Book condition
second hand
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
M. Clark for Samuel Mearne, in Little Britain, John Martyn, in St. Paul’s Church-yard, and Henry Herringman, in the New Exchan
Place of Publication
London,
Date Published
1680
Keywords
Essays, Francis Bacon, English Literature, Ethics, England, Clement Watson, Jabez Watson, Benjamin Watson, Law, Legal, St. Veep, Yorkshire
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