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Item #75193 A Speech Delivered by Sir Francis Bacon, In the Lower House of. Sir Francis Bacon.
A Speech Delivered by Sir Francis Bacon, In the Lower House of...

A Speech Delivered by Sir Francis Bacon, In the Lower House of...

The Union of England and Scotland Bacon, Sir Francis [1561-1626]. A Speech Delivered by Sir Francis Bacon, In the Lower House of Parliament Quinto Iacobi, Concerning the Article of Naturalization of the Scottish Nation. London: [S.n.], Printed Anno 1641. [iv], 34, [2] pp. First and final leaves are blank. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt rules to edges of calf on boards, gilt title to spine. Moderate toning to interior, light soiling to recto of first blank leaf and verso of second. A handsome copy. $1,250. * Only edition. An important expression of Bacon's conception of natural law, this speech led to his appointment as King James I's solicitor general. It supported James's keen desire to unite the kingdoms of England and Scotland, a goal finally realized in 1706 and 1707 with the Acts of Union. It was probably issued to promote the position of King Charles I during the Bishops' Wars, a rebellion in Scotland over religious authority. OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (Boston College, Harvard, Library of Congress). English Short-Title Catalogue R20938.

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