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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord High Chancellor of England. 12 volumes bound as 6, complete

Bacon, Francis; Peter Shaw, trans.; H. R. Cook

Published by Printed by J. Cundee for M. Jones, London 1802, 1803, 1802
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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. . . . 12mo, hardcover, no dj. 12 volumes bound as 6: contains Bacon's works written in original English and those originally in Latin are translated into English. Leather bound in full brown calf, board edges ruled in gilt w/ blind-stamped decoration, 5 raised bands at spines, maroon and brown leather spine labels w/ title and volume lettering in gilt, marbled endpapers & edges. Vg condition. Ex-library copy w/ stamp opposite title pg. of each volume, rear pockets neatly removed (only markings). Contents all vols. lightly & uniformly age-toned as expected, otherwise clean, no markings, no foxing; some vols. show moderate stiffness to pgs. Binding & hinges of all volumes firm, with 2 exceptions: Vol. 1 interior front hinge a bit loose w/ front endpaper loosening; Vol. 3 hinge cracked at pg. 16, no loosening of front board at all. A very handsome set in matched bindings: reconditioned leather supple & glossy, outer gilt sharp & bright. Contains: Volume 1: Novum organum scientiarum: Containing Rules for Conducting the Understanding in the Search of Truth; and Raising a Solid Structure of Universal Philosophy. Translated from the Latin by Peter Shaw, M.D., with notes, critical and explanatory: 2 volumes bound as one, 229 & 264 pp. Volume 2: Essays Moral, Economical, and Political, Second Edition, 270 pp. with frontis portrait engraved by H. R. Cook, [and] Select Letters of Francis Bacon, with notes, critical and explanatory, by Peter Shaw, M.D., 233 pp. Volume 3: The Miscellaneous Writings of Francis Bacon . in Philosophy, Morality and Religion: 2 volumes bound as one, 260 & 254 pp. Volume 4: The Works of Francis Bacon, Volume the Eleventh, containing Scala intellectus, The History of Life and Death, and A Critique on the More Ancient Philosophers, 285 pp. [and] Volume the Twelfth, containing The History of Winds, The History of Condensation and Rarifaction, and Physical Essays, 379 pp. Volume 5: Sylva sylvarum: The Phenomena of the Universe; or, The Model of a Repository of Materials, for Erecting a Solid and Serviceable Philosophy, on the Basis of Experiment and Observation: 2 volumes bound as one, xlviii, 302 & 344 pp. Volume 6: De augmentis scientiarum; or, The Arrangement, and General Survey, of Knowledge: with its Particular Defects, and the Ways of Supplying Them, for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences, 2 volumes bound as one, 224 & 312 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 1160505.22

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Title: The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam, ...

Publisher: Printed by J. Cundee for M. Jones, London 1802, 1803

Publication Date: 1802

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

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