New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1944. Hardcover. Introduction by Christopher Morley and note by A.S.W. Rosenbach. 4to. Green cloth spine with gilt lettering and green/gold decorative paper over boards, green cloth-covered clamshell case with gilt spine lettering. ix, 190pp (mostly uncut). Top edge gilt. Fine/very good. Clamshell case lightly worn and age toned. Item #47578
A lovely, bright copy of these renowned early 17th century essays by the philosophizing statesman, 1st Viscount St. Alban and Lord Verulam (1561-1626). Printed at the noted press of William E. Rudge's Sons, the colophon at rear notes their lower World War Two limitation of 1100 numbered copies (this #105) signed by legendary book designer Bruce Rogers. Publisher's 5½" X 8½" printed announcement laid in. NEWMAN 157.