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Gardens & Friendship

£95.00

Product description

This fragile little book has miraculously survived for more than a century with its soft suede cover. It is a scarce edition of Bacon's essays on Gardens, Friendship, Love, Truth, Marriage, Death, Great Place, Nobility, Anger and Praise. In the essay on gardens Bacon advises that the garden should be planned so that each month "severally things of beauty may then be in season," and he lists by month what would be in flower in London.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626), 1st Viscount St Alban, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He wrote many essays on a wide variety of subjects, which have remained enduringly popular to this day.

The book is printed on fine paper with a worn soft suede cover (detached from the book block) with an impressed border line, and title etc in gilt (worn) on front and spine. The roughcut page edges are grubby and worn, and the endpapers and adjoining pages badly foxed & darkened. The original owner's name and 'Xmas/10' are in pencil on the free front endpaper. An ornate flyleaf precedes the simpler title page, and there are several sepia paste-on illustrations (one or two detached), as well as a piece of pressed fern, as a bonus. Internally the pages are clean and the text bright. One for the lover of old books.

Item details

Added value:
Scarce edition
Author(s):
Bacon, F.
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
15 x 12 x 1 cm
Edition:
1910
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
71
Publisher:
Arthur L. Humphreys
Title:
Gardens & Friendship

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About this item

This fragile little book has miraculously survived for more than a century with its soft suede cover. It is a scarce edition of Bacon's essays on Gardens, Friendship, Love, Truth, Marriage, Death, Great Place, Nobility, Anger and Praise. In the essay on gardens Bacon advises that the garden should be planned so that each month "severally things of beauty may then be in season," and he lists by month what would be in flower in London.

Francis Bacon (1561-1626), 1st Viscount St Alban, was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He wrote many essays on a wide variety of subjects, which have remained enduringly popular to this day.

The book is printed on fine paper with a worn soft suede cover (detached from the book block) with an impressed border line, and title etc in gilt (worn) on front and spine. The roughcut page edges are grubby and worn, and the endpapers and adjoining pages badly foxed & darkened. The original owner's name and 'Xmas/10' are in pencil on the free front endpaper. An ornate flyleaf precedes the simpler title page, and there are several sepia paste-on illustrations (one or two detached), as well as a piece of pressed fern, as a bonus. Internally the pages are clean and the text bright. One for the lover of old books.

Added value:
Scarce edition
Author(s):
Bacon, F.
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
15 x 12 x 1 cm
Edition:
1910
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
71
Publisher:
Arthur L. Humphreys
Title:
Gardens & Friendship

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