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The Twoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Advancement of Learning, Divine and Humane.

London: Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede, for Henrie Tomes, 1605


Francis Wyrley, 1659 (inscr. title page); Euseby Wyrley (inscr. title page); Lord Stuart de Rothesay (arms on binding; his sale London, Sotheby, 1855, lot 202: £1,19 to Lilly); Horatio Greenough Curtis (1844-1922, perhaps his inscr. on front flyleaf "12.5.99"); his widow, by whom given to the MFA, April 1925.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Horatio Greenough Curtis


Place of Publication

London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

STC 1164; Gibson, Bacon, 81

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Printed book, unillustrated


Prints and Drawings


Books and manuscripts, Books