The Historie of Life and Death. With Observations Naturall and Experimentall for the Prolonging of Life.

By: Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount S. Alban [Sir Francis Bacon]

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16mo, First edition in English, unauthorized, preceding the authorized English translation by two months, the imprimatur leaf being dated Sept 30 instead of December 19. [xiv]*, 323pp +[blank]. The text is a portion of Part III of Bacon's great work, the Instauratio Magna, a translation of Historia vitae et mortis. This is the last part of the Instauratio Magna published in English in Bacon's lifetime. With the engraved bookplate of Algernon Cappell, 2d Earl of Essex, dated 1701. Cappell held the office of Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King William III between 1691 and 1702. He was Colonel of the 4th Dragoons between 1693 and 1710 and in 1708 was made a Privy Counselor by Queen Anne.

Title: The Historie of Life and Death. With Observations Naturall and Experimentall for the Prolonging of Life.

Author Name: Francis Lord Verulam, Viscount S. Alban [Sir Francis Bacon]

Categories: Philosophy, Religion & Philosophy,

Edition: 1st ed in English

Publisher: London, Printed by I. Okes, for Humphrey Mosley: 1638

Book Condition: Poor

Item: 1.00 lbs

Seller ID: k200418i

Keywords: Religion, philosophy, essays, death