Francis Bacon Inquiry on Metals & Minerals gold silver 1669 rare London imprint
Francis Bacon Inquiry on Metals & Minerals gold silver 1669 rare London imprint Francis Bacon Inquiry on Metals & Minerals gold silver 1669 rare London imprint Francis Bacon Inquiry on Metals & Minerals gold silver 1669 rare London imprint Francis Bacon Inquiry on Metals & Minerals gold silver 1669 rare London imprint Francis Bacon Inquiry on Metals & Minerals gold silver 1669 rare London imprint Francis Bacon Inquiry on Metals & Minerals gold silver 1669 rare London imprint Francis Bacon Inquiry on Metals & Minerals gold silver 1669 rare London imprint
$ 150.00

(Old Books, 17th Century Books, Science, Geology, Sir Francis Bacon, Metals, Minerals, Mining).

Articles of Inquiry Touching Metals and Minerals, Written by the Right Honorable Francis Bacon.
Published 1669, London by William Lee.
8 pages (numbered 221-228). Text in English.

Disbound from a larger volume long ago, lacking covers. Spine edge thus rough. With pronounced old damp staining across the top which has softened the paper in spots and resulting in a small corner piece missing from final leaf.

Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.

Item age worn, paper is toned and stained at top as seen, still sewn tight as issued, sound internally.

The book (without covers) displays a unique age patina, due to rarity any age flaws which are present seem easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail showing how this rare 17th century imprint survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.

Book Measures c. 11 1/4" H x 7 1/2" W.

[B11506].