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1629 FRANCES BACON ESSAYS

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1629 FRANCES BACON ESSAYS

1,800.00

The Essayes or Counsels, Civill and Morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam (Frances Bacon), Viscount St. Alban. Newly Enlarge. London, Printed by John Haviland, and arefold by R. Allot. 1629.

Early Second Edition print of the complete essays of Bacon, his most popular and important literary work. First published in 1625, it contains 58 essays on a variety of subjects. The work "provides dispassionate observation of human life and powerfully expressed moral judgments. Bacon focuses on the ethical, political, and historical influences on human behavior and records observations on such diverse topics as beauty, deformity, fortune, adversity, truth, marriage, and atheism."

The following message is scrawled by the original owner in cursive ink on the front flyleaf - 

"Hannah Herring is my name

and England is my nation, 

Tukford is my Dwelling Place

and Christ is my Salvation.

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Steal not this Book for fear

of Shame, for hear doth Stand

the owners name.

Hannah Herring"

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