Lot 19 of 459:
First collected edition of Bacon's Latin works  

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Francisci Baconi, Baronis de Verulamio, Vice-Comitis Sancti Albani, Operum Moralium et Civilium Tomus... ab ipso honoratissimo auctore, praeterquam in paucis, Latinitate donatus

Bacon, Francis


Excusum typis Edwardi Griffini ... apud Richardum Whitakerum



[14 (of 16)], 386 [i.e. 384], [16], 475 pp. Signatures: pi2, A-2H6, 2I-2L4, 3A8, 3B-4R6 4S4 (pi1, A4, and 2E6 blank). Copper-engraved frontispiece portrait. (Small folio) 27x17 cm (10¾x6¾"), 19th century speckled calf, rebacked, raised bands, spine ruled and titled in gilt. First Edition.

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was a British statesman, scientist and philosopher whose influence on the history of thought can hardly be overstated. Although his own scientific achievements were slight, his advocacy of the scientific method, with emphasis on the experimental and factual, rather than the philosophical and speculative, had a profound effect on the development of modern science. This is the first collected edition of his works in Latin. With a number of separate title pages and some idiosyncrasies of pagination. Errors in paging: 177-178 omitted. This copy lacking pi1, a blank. 

Lot Amendments

Modest wear to binding, rebacked; frontispiece neatly backed with paper, some internal foxing, toning, and a few repairs; very good condition.

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