(Bacon, Francis). Dixon, William Hepworth
Title: PERSONAL HISTORY OF LORD BACON from Unpublished Papers
Book Condition: Good
Publisher:  Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861. 1861.
Seller ID: 641
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1861.. 1861.. Good. - 8vo, brown cloth (bumped & rubbed; spine faded; small dent to top edge of front cover) titled in gilt (somewhat faded) with frames & decorations stamped in blind on both covers. xix & 424 pp. (pencil name & white ink name on front endpaper with offsetting to pastedown; scattered foxing; small stains to fore-edge with tiny stains to front edges of a number of pages). Good. In his first chapter, the author writes that Spedding's new edition of Bacon's work "has drawn men's thoughts to the character of Bacon as painted by his foes; and the instinct, strong as virtue, to reject that spume of satire and falsehood, has sprung at the voice of Mr. Spedding into lusty life. To aid in some small part in this good work of obtaining from men of letters and science a reconsideration of the evidence on which true judgement will have to run, the new facts, the new letters, the new documentary illustrations comprised in this Review of the Personal History of Lord Bacon are given to the world."
HISTORY; POLITICS; BRITISH; ENGLAND; FRANCIS BACON; EARL OF ESSEX; JOHN SMYTH; IRISH PLOT; ELIZABETH I; KING JAMES; WILLIAM HEPWORTH DIXON; BIOGRAPHY.