8vo, pp. [xxxvi], 216; woodcut headpieces and initials; some spotting and browning in places, but largely fresh; with seventeenth-century engraved bookplate of Antonius Biderman on verso of title (leading to small hole on title, not affecting text); in later marbled boards with floral paper spine, handwritten label at head of spine; later endpapers; some rubbing and wear to extremities.
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Opuscula varia posthuma, philosophica, civilia, et theologica, nunc primum edita. Cura & fide Guilielmi Rawley… Una cum nobilissimi auctoris vitae.
First edition, second issue (with the imprint R. Daniel, rather than R. Danielis) of this collection of the philosophical, political, and theological writings of Bacon, including numerous essays previously unpublished, and the first appearance of William Rawley’s biographical sketch of the philosopher. Rawley, Bacon’s literary executor, collects together eleven essays, some original and some appearing for the first time in Latin, including ‘Historia densi et rari’, ‘Inquisitio de magnetate’, ‘Topica inquisitionis de luce et lumine’, ‘Confessio Fidei’, and ‘Inquisitio de versionibus, transmutationubus, multiplicationibus, et effectionibus corporum’; several have their own title-pages.
This copy bears the book-plate of Antonius Biderman (d. 1679), a governor in the service of the Fürstenberg family; the bulk of his collection went to that family’s library at Donaueschingen on his death, although the present copy bears no Donaueschingen stamps.
See Gibson 230b; ESTC R12045, recording four locations in North America (Huntington, Southern Illinois, Rochester, and Toronto), with OCLC adding Rochester.
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