Small 4to, pp. , 340, ; the table (a)2 provided in facsimile, washed and rather faded, but a good reading copy in modern half calf and green cloth boards.
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The Essayes or counsels, civill and morall … Newly enlarged. London, John Haviland, and are sold by R.
The first posthumous edition, largely a reprint of the definitive edition of 1625, in which the essays had been enlarged ‘both in Number, and Weight; So that they are indeed a New Worke’.
The first edition appeared in 1597 with only ten short essays; these were revised in 1612, when another twenty-eight essays were added. The 1625 edition contains fifty-eight essays, twenty of them new, the rest revised. The 1629 edition added ‘Of the colours of good and evill, a fragment’.
STC 1149; Gibson 15, Pforzheimer 31.
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