Nevv Atlantis: a vvorke unfinished

Q155 B32 1627 Title Page 1 Sylva.jpg

Author

Francis Bacon

Title

Nevv Atlantis: a vvorke unfinished

SYLVA SYLVARVM: OR A Naturall Historie. IN TEN CENTURIES. WRITTEN BY THE RIGHT Honourable FRANCIS Lo. Verulam Viscount St. ALBAN. Published after the Authors death, By WILLIAM RAWLEY Doctor of Diuinitie, late his Lordships Chaplaine.

Date

1627

Place

London

Publisher

Perhaps printed by A. Mathewes.

Language

English
Latin

Editor

William Rawley

Note

CONTENT:
Edited by W. Rawley.

Perhaps printed by A. Mathewes. Cf. R.B. McKerrow. Printers' and publishers' devices in England and Scotland.

With, as issued, the author's Sylva sylvarum. English. 1627 (AHI-1435).

"Magnalia natvrae praecipve qvoad vsvs hvmanos": [2] p. at end
With, as issued, the author's Sylva sylvarum. English. 1627 (AHI-1435). FULL TITLE: SYLVA SYLVARVM: OR A Naturall Historie. IN TEN CENTURIES. WRITTEN BY THE RIGHT Honourable FRANCIS Lo. Verulam Viscount St. ALBAN. Published after the Authors death, By WILLIAM RAWLEY Doctor of Diuinitie, late his Lordships Chaplaine.

PUBLISHER:
Printed by J[ohn]. H[aviland and Augustine Mathewes]. for William Lee at the Turks Head in Fleet-street, next to the Miter.

NOTE:
STC records 10+ copies. ESTC records 20 copies. Gibson, Bacon Bibliography, 171. "Haviland's name from STC; 'Mathewes pr[inted]. quires A-B of Sylva, and New Atlantis.' [....] "'Nevv Atlantis' has divisional title on a1, and separate pagination. a2 is a cancel. Leaf g3 is a list, 'Magnalia naturae, praecipue quoad usus humanos'; the last leaf is blank. A variant of the edition with letterpress title-page dated 1626'" (ESTC).

COLLATION:
A-2M4, 2N2 [$2 (+B3; -2A1, 2M1, 2N2)]. [10] 266 [12]. Unnumbered pages: 34, 79, 80, 108, 130, 152, 179, 180, 209, 210, 240. New Atlantis: A-G4 [$3 (-A1; E2 signed as 'C2')]. [4] 47 [5].

Boards measure 29.2 x 18.5 cm.
Leaves measure 28.7 x 18 cm.
TYPE:
Roman; Italic

LANGUAGES:
English; Latin

DEDICATIONS AND ADDRESSES:
1. To Charles.
2. To the reader (Sylva Sylvarum).
3. To the reader (New Atlantis).

TABLES AND INDEXES:
Yes [at signature Nn, at end of Sylva Sylvarum].

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Ornamented/historiated initials, head and tail pieces, other ornaments. Sylva Sylvarum: McKerrow #259 (not listed). New Atlantis: McKerrow #312 (listed)

MARGINALIA:
Moderate-heavy printed marginalia. No manuscript inscriptions on printed sheets.

WATERMARK:
Large pot with crown and initials “D.B.,” in centre of leaves, most clearly visible on page 129 (R4) and last page of Tables (Nn2).

BINDING:
Early speckled calf over pasteboards has a frame of double fillets in blind. Spine has seven compartments and six raised bands. Edges speckled red, later flys.

PROVENANCE:
1. CRRS bookplate on inner pastedown.
2. CRRS stamp on final leaf.
3. Price of £55 in pencil.

CONDITION:
Missing frontispiece portrait and engraved title page (Gibson no. 171). Several pages show burn marks (e.g. title page for New Atlantis) and evidence of biological attack (e.g. pages 39-44 of Sylva Sylvarum); last page of Rawley’s preface torn along fore edge (A3). Boards: loose boards are scratched and chipped, pasteboard showing at corners. Spine is worn and faded. Leaves: Tightly cropped leaves have minor tears, major tears to edges of prelims and end leaves, creases and stains throughout. Reddening ink splashed on foot at title page, A2, and A3. Final leaf is loose.
Prelim. p. [3-4] wanting.

IMPRINT:
[London, 1627?]

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Num Pages

341

Call Number

Q155 .B32 1627

Item Type

Book

Collection

Citation

Francis Bacon, “Nevv Atlantis: a vvorke unfinished,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed October 1, 2022, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/9310.

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