A Sympathetic Biography of Bacon Dixon, William Hepworth [1821-1879]. [Bacon, Sir Francis (1561-1626)]. Lord Bacon's Confession: A Statement of the Facts. London: [Printed by W. Clowes and Sons], 1861. 37 pp. Octavo (8-1/4" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet tipped into recent wrappers, edges speckled red. Light soiling to wrappers, faint marks from adhesive to spine. Light toning to interior, single faint horizontal fold line to many leaves, faint creasing and light soiling to first and final leaves, negligible light foxing in a few places. $450. * Only edition. Dixon, an English writer and non-practicing barrister, wrote several historical works on Bacon based on previously unpublished papers as an alternative to Campbell's famous Life of Bacon, of which he was critical. Our title is a sympathetic account of Bacon's trial for corruption and the subsequent end of his career in public service. The phrase "Proof-Private" appears in type on the title page, and the work may have been incorporated into Dixon's 1862 The Story of Lord Bacon's Life. OCLC locates 10 copies of this title, 2 in North America (Johns Hopkins, Folger Shakespeare Library).
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