8vo, pp. , 396, ; a fine copy in contemporary speckled calf, covers diced, spine ruled gilt and lettered direct.
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Letters, Speeches, Charges, Advices, &c … now first published by Thomas Birch, D.D. …
First edition, published by Birch from papers left by Bacon to his executor John Rawley, and passing thence to Thomas Tenison, Edmund Gibson, and eventually the library at Lambeth.
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