An early printing of the century. The title-page printed in red and black. 8vo, Handsomely bound in full period crimson calf by Riviere and Son, the covers with elaborate border tooling incorporating quadruple gilt fillet and gilt stopped rules with multi-tooled gilt corner pieces surrounding straight grained designed covers, the spine of a toned darker and with full gilt panel designs within compartments separated by gilt stopped raised bands, one compartment with gilt lettering on a dark morocco label, another compartment lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. A very handsome copy of this highly important work, sturdy and clean in a handsome binding. SCARCE. This volume includes some of the most important essays ever penned by Bacon who is especially significant for his explorations into the relation between science and thoughtful living. He questioned contemporary conceptions of understanding and knowledge and emphasized the development of knowledge based on experimentation rather than purely on theory. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: ESSAYS [OR COUNCILS, CIVIL OR MORAL], ...
Publisher: London Macmillan and Co., Limited 1925
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