The Famous Historie of Fryer Bacon. Containing The Wonderfull Things that he did in his Life: Also the Manner of his Death; With the Lives and Deaths of the two Coniurers, Bungye and Vandermast.

  • Goldsmid, Edmund, editor
  • Edinburgh: Privately Printed 1886


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ONE OF 275 SMALL-PAPER COPIES, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. 48; 48. Original white card wrappers, translucent parchment dustjackets printed in black. Dustjackets spotted, browned, particularly to spine, and lightly soiled. Titles written vertically to spines in ink.


A reprint of a 1661 printing of a life of Friar Roger Bacon (c.1219-1292), philosopher and polymath. Two volumes from the Bibliotheca Curiosa project of editor Edmund Goldsmid (1849-1894), who also edited a 3 volume catalogue of the works of the Elzevier Press.

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