"IT BRINGS CALAMITY UPON PRIVATE MEN, PERIL UPON THE STATE, AND CONTEMPT UPON THE LAW"
BACON, Francis. The Charge of Sir Francis Bacon… Touching Duels. London, 1614.
First edition of Bacon's essay against the practice of dueling, a custom that was gaining ground at the time and that Bacon, as newly appointed Attorney General, set out to eradicate. Handsomely bound by Aquarius. $8200.