Lugd. Batavorum i.e. Leiden: Apud Franciscus Hackium, 1644
Bacon, Francis. De Verulamio Sermones Fideles. Ethici. Politici. Oeconomici. Sive Interiora Rerum Acessunt Faber Fortunæ, Colores Boni et Mali &c.
Lugd. Batavorum i.e. Leiden: Apud Franciscus Hackium, 1644.
12mo, 13.5cm, , 404, , [1 blank] p., engraved title, decorative initial letter, headpiece of rams head with cornucopiae & foliage. Contemporary vellum, flat spine, gilt double dash rule compartments with central gilt floral device, ms title, boards alike with gilt foliage roll outer border with fleurons corner pieces, central poppy seedhead device, upper board with owners initial “F.H.L” in gilt at head and date “1656” at tail, all edges gilt
First Continental European edition of the Latin printing of the English lawyer and politician, Francis Bacon’s, “Essays, or Counsels Civil & Moral”. Bacon here outlines his legal, political & moral ideas through essay and aphorism on such subjects as civil responsibility and virtue, good & evil, fortune and life, the universe and everything from deformity to on buildings and friendship.
A good copy of this classic text in an attractive contemporary binding (small vertical worm channel through signatures 1-K effecting a few letters).
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