BACON, Francis (1561-1626)
Sylva sylvarum: or, A natural history. In ten centuries. Whereunto is newly added the history naturall and experimentall of life and death, or of the prolongation of life. Both written by the right honourable Francis Lo. Verulam Viscount St. Alban. Published after the authors death, by William Ravvley ... The Seventh Edition
London: Printed for William Lee, 1658. Folio. , 218, , 36, , 64 pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait and engraved additional title. Sectional title pages with separate pagination and register.
Early calf, covers ruled in blind, spine with raised bands, morocco lettering piece
Provenance: Gloddaeth Library (booklabel); The Garden Library (booklabel)
The Garden Library copy.
Bacon's posthumously published anthology of extracts from many books, mostly from antiquity, and with Bacon's own experiments and observations on natural philosophy. At the end of the volume, Rawley has included his "New Atlantis. A Work unfinished," a description of a utopian island and its scientific community.
ESTC R27204; Wing B328; Gibson 177b.