OF THE PROFICIENCE AND ADVANCEMENT AND OF LEARNING Edited by B. Montague Esq: Bacon] Lord Verulam ...

OF THE PROFICIENCE AND ADVANCEMENT AND OF LEARNING Edited by B. Montague Esq

Bacon] Lord Verulam Francis

Published by London William Pickering 1851, 1851
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An early printing of the Basil Montague edited edition very attractively printed by William Pickering. With an attractive architectural titlepage featuring anchor device of the Aldine English Disciples, engraved head and tail pieces and 4 line initials throughout. 8vo, in very handsome antique three-quarter calf over marbled boards by Worsfold, the spines with gilt tooled raises bands between gilt framed compartments with central gilt tools, two compartments gilt lettered, additional gilt lettering at the tail, gilt ruling at backing and corner pieces, marbled endpapers, t.e.g. Initial blank, [1], 45 ff., 118ff., final blank. Without the errata leaves as is the case in all but a tiny few known copies. A fine copy of this scarce printing, very clean but for a little spotting at the prelims only, the bindings firm, strong and beautifully preserved. A SCARCE AND VERY HANDSOME EDITION of Bacon's work of great significance in the development of modern Western thought, called "intrinsically important" by Pforzheimer, and a powerful argument for the importance of learning to every aspect of human life. The ADVANCEMENT was intended to serve as a sort of prologue to Bacon's Great Instauration, or Renewal of the Sciences, which was planned in six divisions; the ADVANCEMENT was not one of these division, though it covered much of the same ground that the first part did, the latter, DE AUGMENTIS, being an extended Latin translation of the former. In the ADVANCEMENT Bacon reviews the existing state of knowledge, points out its defects and suggesting remedies for them; he then delineates his division of the sciences, the bulk of his emphasis falling upon natural philosophy. The ADVANCEMENT was the only part of his great work written in English and it may be said that its publication represents the first use of the language for philosophical discourse, thus providing a starting point for English philosophy. Bookseller Inventory # 27523

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Title: OF THE PROFICIENCE AND ADVANCEMENT AND OF ...

Publisher: London William Pickering 1851

Publication Date: 1851

Binding: Hardcover

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