Short Essays

By: Francis Bacon (1561-1626), et al

Price: $200.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 125 copies, this is Number 60, handset at the Hill Press, with wood engravings by Gaylord Schaniles printed from the blocks, printed on damped laid Lana paper, bound by Campbell-Logan Bindery, SIGNED by the printer and engraver, Stephen Heaver, and Gaylord Schanilec on the colophon. 4to. 10 3/8 x 7 1/2 inches. [vi], (74) pp. Title page, frontispiece printed in green ink with a ruled border, 9 wood engravings in green by Gaylord Schanilec, tailpieces of typographic ornaments, 6 end-notes by Douglass S. Mead, list of subscribers on the colophon, printed on laid paper; text clean, unmarked. Dark green cloth spine, printed paper top cover and spine labels, slate-green end-papers; binding square and tight. SIGNED on the colophon by Stephen Heaver, includes the original prospectus with a short note from Heaver on a slip of onion skin paper, and INSCRIBED by Heaver on front fly-leaf "October 2003, Best wishes from one hand press printer to another." Ex libris Rollin Millroy. MR819-006. Fine. This lovely production includes the title page (where a half-title is expected) and a frontispiece after the title leaf with the following sub-title: "Provocative and philosophical essays from the seventeenth and eighteenth and nineteenth centuries written by Bacon, Swift, Fuller, Johnson, Paine, Ruskin, Thoreau, et al." The 9 essays here are: Francis Bacon, "What is Truth;" Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), "The Good Schoolmaster, 1642;" Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), "On the English Government, c. 1720;" Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), "The Stage Coach, 1753;" Thomas Paine (1737-1809), "Of Society and Civilization, 1791;" Charles Lamb (1775-1834), "Old China, 1828;" Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), "Sounds, circa 1845;" John Ruskin (1819-1900), "The Dark Mirror, 1860;" and Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895), "A Liberal Education, 1870." Wikipedia. Worldcat records 5 copies.

Title: Short Essays

Author Name: Francis Bacon (1561-1626), et al

Illustrator: Gaylord Schaniles

Categories: Fine Press,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: 1998, The Hill Press:

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Like New

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: MR819-006

Keywords: Francis Bacon, Short Essays, The Hill Press, Fine Press, Limited Edition, Stephen Heaver, Gaylord Schaniles, Thomas Fuller, Jonathan Swift, Samuel Johnson, Thomas Paine, Charles Lamb, Henry David Thoreau, John Ruskin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Douglas S Mead