BACON, Francis. Of the Advancement and Proficience of Learning or the Partitions of Sciences IX Bookes, Oxford: Leon. Lichfield, 1640. Small 2, engraved frontispiece and engraved title, woodcut initials and headpieces (clean but long tear to frontispiece repaired, frontispiece and title spotted, O4, Z4 and 3K1v holed affecting one or 2 letters of text but sense recoverable, a few leaves stained, lightly spotted throughout), contemporary calf, "Ex dono Simon Lashenden 1647 T. F." in gilt on front cover (head and tail of spine damaged, front hinge detached, front cover marked). FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF THE EXPANDED EDITION, second issue with colophon dated 1640. Gibson 141b; STC1167.