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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 will : with many other curious particulars.
London : Printed and sold by Dean and Munday, [ca. 1829]
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London : Printed and sold by Dean and Munday, [ca. 1829]
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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.
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Bill Douglas Centre, University of Exeter
Electronic reproduction. Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital, [2012], c2015 (Victorian popular culture. Moving pictures, optical entertainments and the advent of cinema) Originally published Nov. 2012; re-released May 2015 with amended URL.

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