The Union of England and Scotland Bacon, Sir Francis [1561-1626]. Three Speeches of the Right Honorable, Sir Francis Bacon Knight, Then His Majesties Sollicitor Generall, After Lord Verulam, Viscount Saint Alban. Concerning the Post-Nati Naturalization of the Scotch in England Union of the Lawes of the Kingdomes of England and Scotland. Published by the Authors Copy, And Licensed by Authority. London: Printed by Richard Badger, For Samuel Broun, 1641. [ii], 58, 57-88 pp. Quarto (7" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into later paper-covered boards, calf lettering piece to spine. Light soiling, some wear to spine ends and corners, front joint cracked, rear joint starting, hinges secure. Title printed within woodcut border. Moderate toning to interior, occasional faint dampstaining, upper section of border and headlines affected by trimming with no loss to legibility, pencil marks to margins in recent hand in a few places. $950. * Only edition. Notable early works and important expressions of Bacon's conception of natural law, these speeches were presented when Bacon was King James I's solicitor general. They supported the King's keen desire to unite the kingdoms of England and Scotland, a goal finally realized in 1706 and 1707 with the Acts of Union. Published during the Bishops' Wars, a rebellion in Scotland over religious authority, this work was probably issued to promote the rights of King Charles I. OCLC locates 7 copies in North America, 2 in law libraries. (Harvard, Library of Congress). English Short-Title Catalogue R17387.
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