History Naturall And Experimentall, Of Life and Death. Or Of the Prolongation of Life.
London. Printed by John Haviland for William Lee, and Humphrey Mosley, 1638.
12mo. , 395 [i.e. 435]pp, . With an initial imprimatur leaf, an additional imprimatur on p.395 [i.e.435], and a terminal blank leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, some wear to corners. Recent plain endpapers, nineteenth-century ownership inscription to verso of title, light damp-staining throughout, single instance of ink underlining and marginal annotation.
A translation of philosopher Francis Bacon's (1561-1626) study on the prolongation of life, Historia vitae et mortis, the second section of the third part of his projected Instauration magna, made by his amanuensis William Rawley (c.1588-1667).
ESTC S100506, STC 1158.£ 650.00 Antiquates Ref: 15562