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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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    SR - 95.1/

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    [8], 222, [14], 28, [12], 111, [3] p. ; 8°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: "Of the colours of good evil" has separate divisional title and pagination. "The wisdom of the ancients. .. Done into English by Sir Arthur Gorges Kt.", a translation of "De sapientia veterum", has separate pagination and title page with imprint "London, printed by M.C. 1680". Register is continuous throughout. Includes index. One of two, and probably three, imprint variants of this edition. MS. pencil note on back fly leaf: "How happy I should be to know you" Su-SCL Cited in: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), B288 Gibson, R.W. Bacon, 24a Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. University Microfilms International, 1978. 1 microfilm reel ; 35mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700; 806:26). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink ownership (?) note on t.p.: "R meo XX" UK-suSCL