Sylva Sylvarum: or A Natural History, in Ten Centuries. Whereunto is Newly Added the History Natural and Experimental of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life

Sylva Sylvarum: or A Natural History, in Ten Centuries. Whereunto is Newly Added the History Natural and Experimental of Life and Death, or of the Prolongation of Life

Francis Bacon; William Rawley

 London : Printed by S.G. and B. Griffin for Thomas Lee, 1676


10th ed. Folio.  Bound in contemporary Cambridge-style mottled calf.  Shelf worn, corners bumped.  18], 340; [4], 32, [2], [221]-227, [1], blank, [4], 32 pages.  Engrave frontispiece and portrait of Bacon, slightly water stained at bottom margin.  Generally good internally.  Printers devices, margin rule.  Gibson 180; Wing B332; ESTC R5186. "Although unfinished, New Atlantis played a key role in disseminating his views among educational and social reformers of the 1640s and 1650s, as well as the general public. Bacon's most widely reprinted work of natural philosophy was the book to which New Atlantis was appended, his posthumous Sylva sylvarum (1626). This was reprinted no less than twelve times before 1700, and three times overseas in Jacob Gruter's Latin translation." – Hutton. An important book in the development of the scientific method. 

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