The Twoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Humane.
Place of Publication: London, England
STC 1164; Gibson, Bacon, 81
Overall: 21.4 x 15.7 x 4 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Printed book, unillustrated
Not On View
(London: Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede, for Henrie Tomes, 1605) Quarto; 168 leaves; modern gilt- and blind-stamped vellum boards, red leather label.
London: Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede, for Henrie Tomes, 1605
Francis Wyrley, 1659 (inscr. title page); Euseby Wyrley (inscr. title page); Lord Stuart de Rothesay (arms on binding; his sale London, Sotheby, 1855, lot 202: £1,19 to Lilly); Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922, perhaps his inscr. on front flyleaf "12.5.99"); his widow, by whom given to the MFA, April 1925.
Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis