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Bacon's Essays

Sydney Edition

Edited by Sydney Humphries

1912 - London - Adam and Charles Black

9.5" by 6" - 370pp

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Publisher's full blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. 

The Sydney edition of Bacon's Essays illustrated with portrait frontispiece, vignette to title page and illuminated initials.

A collection of 58 essays by Francis Bacon.

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban (22 January 1561 9 April 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, and essayist. He is also known as a proponent of the scientific revolution. Indeed, according to John Aubrey, his dedication may have brought him into a rare historical group of scientists who were killed by their own experiments.

His works established and popularized an inductive methodology for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method or simply, the scientific method. In the context of his time such methods were connected with the occult trends of hermeticism and alchemy[citation needed]. Nevertheless, his demand for a planned procedure of investigating all things natural marked a new turn in the rhetorical and theoretical framework for science, much of which still informs conceptions of proper methodology today.

Bacon was knighted in 1603, created Baron Verulam in 1618, and created Viscount St Alban in 1621; without heirs, both peerages became extinct upon his death. He has been credited as the creator of the English essay.

CONDITION

The binding is tight and firm and both covers are firmly attached.  The inner hinges are slightly strained but holding.  There is some wear to the extremities including some fading alon the edges and to the spine.  The corners are a little bumped.  Internally the book is generally clean and bright apart from some mild spots in places.  There is the occaisonal handling mark  There is a library plate to the front pastedown and a library stamp to the reverse of the title page. 

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