Item #59897 The Baconian Mint: Its Claims Examined; ( Being a Supplement to an Address Delivered in the Hall of the Society, May 29th, 1902 ). William WILLIS.

The Baconian Mint: Its Claims Examined; ( Being a Supplement to an Address Delivered in the Hall of the Society, May 29th, 1902 )

London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co. Ltd, 1903. First edition. Large Octavo. 288pp. Stiff printed cardboard covers, upper cover lettered in red. A curious addition to the body of literature that once fuelled the great Bacon/Shakespeare controversy (the once popular theory that some or most of the works of Shakespeare had actually been written by Sir Francis Bacon. The author of this volume challenges the assertion made by Baconian Bertram G. Theobald that a number of the words and phrases that were first published in the works of Shakespeare were coined by Bacon (hence the "Baconian Mint") of the title. Owner's initials and shelf-number (?) "J.C. / d.20" on front cover and first three leaves. Covers rubbed, darkened and discoloured. Spine and corners well chafed with loss at spine ends and edges, page edges darkened and pages toned, initials on front blank - but otherwise internally clean. Overall a solidly bound, Good + copy. Item #59897

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