BACON, Francis, Viscount St Alban.

The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh.

Published: London: printed for I.H. & R.Y., 1629.

Date: 1629

SECOND EDITION. 1 volume, folio, (2)248pp.(5), 11-1/8" x 7-5/8", clean and bright throughout. Bound in contemporary full sheep over cords, expertly rebacked in matching leather, gilt lettered black leather spine label.

Note
The second edition is the first to contain an index table not present in the first edition. Produced by Bacon after his 1621 impeachment by Parliament, and considered a high-spot of Renaissance historiography. This is the only historical literary endeavor of Bacon. When Baconians are confronted with their disbelief in Shakespeare they point out the from 1377 to 1547 there were eight kings of England and all make their appearance in Shakespeare’s plays with but one exception, and that is, Henry VII. Besides, Bacon commences his History of Henry the VII where Shakespeare terminates his Richard III, that is, on Bosworth Field. It has further been pointed out that this work can easily fall into blank verse, though written in prose.

Condition
Overall VERY GOOD.

Binding
Leather - hardcover

US$700

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