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Essays and Apothegms of Francis Lord Bacon

By Francis Bacon; John Buchan

1894

Walter Scott : London

7" by 5"

vi, 244, [24]pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

The first edition of John Buchan's first published work, being an edition of Francis Bacon's essays and apothegms.

In the original gilt stamped, cloth binding. This is the first edition, third issue, with the publisher's adverts to the rear for the Scott Library list ending at no.100. The first impression of this work ends at no.89 (Blanchard B1.). Following this there has been an impression ending 94 prior to this impression which ends in no.100. Subsequently there were more impressions with the ads ending 108, 121 and beyond. Undated, dated using Copac. This work is edited with a lengthy introduction by John Buchan. This was the first publication by Buchan, who was an established novelist, historian and editor. He held roles as a barrister, publisher and a lieutenant colonel in the Intelligence Corps. During the First World War he was the Director of Information who reported directly to David Lloyd George. This editorial of Francis Bacon's works was compiled whilst Buchan was in his first year of university at the University of Glasgow. With the inscription of one Alfred Mitchell, 1898 to the recto of front endpaper. Another prior owner's inscription to the recto of front endpaper, Audrey D.R. Hyde Tunner. With a lengthy introduction by Buchan and fifty eight full essays by Bacon, followed by 'A Fragment of an Essay on Fame' and 'A Collection of Apothegms'. A lovely editorial of Sir Francis Bacon's works.

CONDITION

In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with minor bumping to the head and tail of spine as well as to the extremities. Light rubbing to the joints and to the spine, mostly to the head and tail. A few light handling marks to boards. Prior owners' inscriptions to the front pastedown and to the recto of front endpaper. Minor offsetting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. A few light spots to the fore edge, not affecting the pages. Pages are clean.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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