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2 June 2008
BACON, Sir Francis (1561-1626) and Francis GODWIN (1562-1633). The History of the Reigns of Henry the Seventh ... and Queen Mary. London: W.G. for R. Scot [and others], 1676. 2° (297 x 183mm). Engraved portrait (portrait and title reinforced at the inner margin (a little discolouration and spotting). Contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine (rubbed). Fourth edition. Wing B300.
COWLEY, Abraham (1618-1667). The Works. London: J.M. for H. Herringman, 1681. 2° (285 x 175mm). Engraved portrait by Faithorne (title shaved at fore-margin, with a short tear at head and a small piece torn from foot with partial loss of engraved ruled line, piece torn from top fore-corner of last leaf with partial loss of ruled lines). Contemporary sprinkled calf (rubbed, spine rather worn). Provenance: as above. Seventh edition. Wing C6655.
And 2 other volumes: Memoirs of the Sieur de Pontis (London, 1694) and Sir Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum (London, 1631, slightly defective at end). (4)
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