Bacon, Francis (1561-1626) Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Naturall Historie in Ten Centuries. London: by John Haviland for William Lee, and are to be sold by Iohn Williams, 1635. Small folio, engraved title (dated 1631) and portrait bound opposite one another before typographical title; divisional title for The New Atlantis, bound in a contemporary Cambridge, England binding of full tan calfskin, ruled in blind, lightly speckled, with an unusual bird tool used in each corner, both boards, a book handed around to Cambridge undergraduates in its time, with 17th century signatures of at least four different users or owners of the book, two mention St. John's College, contemporary parchment guards and printer's waste pastedowns, a well-preserved binding, old scratches to leather boards, 11 1/8 x 6 7/8 in.
[pi]2, A-Z6, Aa-Bb6, Cc4 a-g4 (g4 blank & present).
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