BACON, Sir Francis. Baconiana. Or certain genuine remains of Sr. Francis Bacon,... (FIRST OCTAVO EDITION - 1679)


AUTHOR: BACON, Sir Francis. 

TITLE: Baconiana. Or certain genuine remains of Sr. Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, and Viscount of St. Albans in arguments civil and moral, natural, medical, theological, and bibliographical, now for the first time faithfully Published.

PUBLISHER: London: J. D. for Richard Chiswell, 1679.

DESCRIPTION: FIRST OCTAVO EDITION.  1 vol., (vi)104;3-270pp., complete with the engraved frontis portrait plate by F. H. Van Hove.  Bound in contemporary full speckled calf over cords, rebacked in matching calf.

CONDITION: Text clean and bright throughout, a VERY GOOD copy. 


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Editing and "The Discourse" on Bacon's work are by Thomas Tenison (1636-1715).  The last part of this book (not named on the title page) is the "Characters of the Lord Bacon."  Here Dr. Peter Heylin, Dr. Sprat, and Abraham Cowley (in verse) gives their estimates of Bacon's significance.  The first two at least previously appeared in serial publications.

Thomas Tenison, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, who had access to Rawley's papers after his death.  It contains, by way of introduction, an "account of all the Lord Bacon's works" of considerable interest to the bibliographer.