CRESSET PRESS. BACON, Francis. ~ The Essayes or Counsels Civill and Morall of Francis, Lord Verulam Viscount St Alban.
No. 53 of 250 copies printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper (an additional 8 were printed on vellum). Titles and initial letters designed by Joscelyne Gaskin throughout, printed in red. Folio, bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in full vellum over stiff boards, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover, top edge gilt, others uncut, in the original black cloth slipcase. Binding very jaded and well-priced accordingly with splits at head and tail of upper joint, rather marked, edges darkened, otherwise clean internally.
A fine example of what Cohen could achieve using different printers. Printed by Newdigate at Shakespeare Head, the Bacon is one of the best balanced and designed of all the Cresset Press books.