SYLVA SYLVARUM: OR A NATURALL HISTORIE. IN TEN CENTURIES ... Published after the Authors death, by William Rawley Doctor of Divinity, late his Lordships Chaplaine. The second Edition. [with] NEW ATLANTIS. A WORKE UNFINISHED. Sir Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans, Baron Verulam.

SYLVA SYLVARUM: OR A NATURALL HISTORIE. IN TEN CENTURIES ... Published after the Authors death, by William Rawley Doctor of Divinity, late his Lordships Chaplaine. The second Edition. [with] NEW ATLANTIS. A WORKE UNFINISHED. London: Printed by J. H. for William Lee at the Turkes Head in Fleet-street, next to the Miter, 1628 [i.e. 1629]. Small folio, pp. [1-10] 1-258 [259-266] [1-4] 1-46 [47-48, mis-paged "43-44"]; collation: [-]2, A-I6; K-T6, V6, X-Y6, Z4, a-f4, [g]2. extra engraved title (dated 1629) and engraved frontispiece portrait inserted before title leaf, contemporary paneled calf, recently restored and rebacked with portions of the original spine panel laid down, red leather spine label ruled and titled in gold, new endpapers. Second edition. "A capitalistic, Christian utopia based on science and the family." - Gibson and Patrick, "Utopias and Dystopias, 1500-1750" in Gibson, St. Thomas More: A Preliminary Bibliography (1961) 614. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 1-5; (1981) 1-10; and (2004) II-59. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 106. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 80. Howgego, Encyclopedia of Exploration: Invented and Apocryphal Narratives of Travel B2. Lewis, Utopian Literature, pp. 7-10 (this edition DLC only). Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 59. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 5. Bleiler (1978), p. 13. STC 1170. Signature of early owner, Geo. Lovell, on title leaf. Engraved title, engraved frontispiece, and title leaf repaired and mounted, Old repairs with tissue paper to fore-edges of fourteen leaves ([-]2 through C1) with some loss to outer vertical rules but no marginal notes affected, repair to upper margins of [G6] with some loss of running head and first two lines of text on recto and verso (pages 77-78) and H1 (pages 79-80) with some loss to double rule on recto and running head and first two lines of text on verso, text largely clean and in very good condition. (#153239).

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