Essays Good and Evil

Francis Bacon

THE ESSAYS, OR Councils, Civil and Moral, of Sir Francis Bacon, Lord Verulam, Viscount St.Alban. With a TABLE of the Colours of GOOD and EVIL. And a Discourse Of the WISDOM of the ANCIENTS.

To which is added in this Edition the Character of Queen ELIZABETH.

London: H.Clark, for R. Chiswell, S. Smith, T. Bennet, B. Walford, T. Childe, G. Sawbridge, and R. Wellington, 1706.

75/8 x 43/4 inches

'THE ESSAYS': [2 blanks]+[1 leaf title, 3 leaves introduction, 1 leaf 'Table' contents]+[167]+

'Colours of GOOD and EVIL': [1 leaf title, 3 leaves introduction]+[21]

'WISDOM of the ANCIENTS' / 'Queen ELIZABETH': [1 leaf title/'Table' or contents, 4 leaves preface]+[101]+1 blank] 

Good: Original full leather binding is worn and rubbed with worn and bumped corners, both exterior leather at the hinges cracked, front is holding by 2 original binding strings. Contemporary old doodling to inside coversm, otherwise are very clean witha tight text block and light spotting and foxing here and there.



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