BACON (Francis)

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BACON (Francis)

Opera omnia. The Works. London, Gosling, Osborne, 1730. 4 volumes in-folio, rooted basane, decorated back, red title and green tomaison pieces, small gilded portrait repeated in the boxes (English binding of the time).
First complete collective edition of Bacon's works, in Latin and English.
It is decorated with 4 frontispieces engraved intaglio, including a full-length portrait of the author in Volume I.
The New Atlantis, a famous utopia on the myth of Atlantis, occupies pp. 235-258 of Volume III.
Pleasant copy, nicely bound.
Clear atria on a few leaflets. Volume I: full-length portrait with loss to the legend, small worm gallery in the lower margin of the last three table sheets. Discreet restorations in the binding, small wormholes in the back.
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