Book/Printed Material The wonderful history of the celebrated Friar Bacon : who studies the magic art, and saves a gentleman from the Devil, to whom he had sold his soul and body : he erects a wonderful brazen head, which was to enable him to secure all England from invasion, it speaks, but loses its virtue by his servant's folly : by his help France is conquered : he makes three wicked thieves, who tried to rob him, dance a hornpipe over hedges into ditches, against their wills : with many curious particulars.

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The wonderful history of the celebrated Friar Bacon : who studies the magic art, and saves a gentleman from the Devil, to whom he had sold his soul and body : he erects a wonderful brazen head, which was to enable him to secure all England from invasion, it speaks, but loses its virtue by his servant's folly : by his help France is conquered : he makes three wicked thieves, who tried to rob him, dance a hornpipe over hedges into ditches, against their wills : with many curious particulars.
Contributor Names
McManus-Young Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
London : Printed by W. Lewis for T. & J. Allman, 1829.
Subject Headings
-  Bacon, Roger,--1214?-1294
-  Bungay, Thomas,--active 1290
-  Philosophers--England--Biography
-  Scientists--England--Biography
-  Occultists--England--Biography
-  Science, Medieval
Notes
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  A chap book probably written towards the end of the 16th cent., on which Robert Greene may have based his play, The honorable history of Frier Bacon and Frier Bongay. Cf. Little, A.G. Roger Bacon essays, 1914, p. 360-365.
-  Caption title: History of Friar Bacon.
-  Edition statement from cover.
-  LC copy has hand-colored ill.
-  Formerly shelved under: 4 Rare Books
Medium
28 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : 1 ill. ; 19 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
B765.B24 F75 1829
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.rbc/mcyoung.60185.1
Library of Congress Control Number
93114639
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Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. A chap book probably written towards the end of the 16th cent., on which Robert Greene may have based his play, The honorable history of Frier Bacon and Frier Bongay. Cf. Little, A.G. Roger Bacon essays, 1914, p. 360-365. Caption title: History of Friar Bacon. Edition statement from cover. LC copy has hand-colored ill. Formerly shelved under: 4 Rare Books
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https://lccn.loc.gov/93114639
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Mcmanus-Young Collection. The wonderful history of the celebrated Friar Bacon: who studies the magic art, and saves a gentleman from the Devil, to whom he had sold his soul and body: he erects a wonderful brazen head, which was to enable him to secure all England from invasion, it speaks, but loses its virtue by his servant's folly: by his help France is conquered: he makes three wicked thieves, who tried to rob him, dance a hornpipe over hedges into ditches, against their wills: with many curious particulars. London: Printed by W. Lewis for T. & J. Allman, 1828. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/93114639/.

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Mcmanus-Young Collection. (1828) The wonderful history of the celebrated Friar Bacon: who studies the magic art, and saves a gentleman from the Devil, to whom he had sold his soul and body: he erects a wonderful brazen head, which was to enable him to secure all England from invasion, it speaks, but loses its virtue by his servant's folly: by his help France is conquered: he makes three wicked thieves, who tried to rob him, dance a hornpipe over hedges into ditches, against their wills: with many curious particulars. London: Printed by W. Lewis for T. & J. Allman. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/93114639/.

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Mcmanus-Young Collection. The wonderful history of the celebrated Friar Bacon: who studies the magic art, and saves a gentleman from the Devil, to whom he had sold his soul and body: he erects a wonderful brazen head, which was to enable him to secure all England from invasion, it speaks, but loses its virtue by his servant's folly: by his help France is conquered: he makes three wicked thieves, who tried to rob him, dance a hornpipe over hedges into ditches, against their wills: with many curious particulars. London: Printed by W. Lewis for T. & J. Allman, 1828. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/93114639/>.