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Montagu, Basil (Editor)
The works of Sir Francis Bacon, 17 Volumes, edited by Basil Montagu
William Pickering, 1825. The works of Sir Francis Bacon, 16 Volumes, bound as 17 (Volume 16 bound in two parts), edited by Basil Montagu. William Pickering, London. 1825 to 1834. Hardcover. Complete set, approximate size 22cm x 14cm. Formerly owned since new by an Oxford college library, with minimal library markings including bookplate on front pastedown, and stamps on title page, including withdrawal stamp. No external library markings. Full bound calf, with gilded ornamentation. Marbled edges and endpapers. All bindings tight and sound. Some of the boards are scuffed and scratched. Apart from some minor scratches on vols 13 and 14, the decorated spines are bright and well-preserved, and offer a sumptuous display when shelved. Pages are all clean, unmarked and uncreased. Overall, a handsome set in very good condition. Francis Bacon (1561 to 1626) was a leading thinker of the English Renaissance. Statesman, philosopher, scientist, and essayist, he served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. His ideas on the empirical method of scientific enquiry were particularly influential, and he has been described as the 'father of the scientific method'. This collection of his works was edited by the English scholar and barrister Basil Montagu between 1825 and 1837, and was regarded as definitive until superceded by James Spedding's edition in 1859. Further photographs available on request. Due to the weight of these books, an additional shipping charge will apply. Inventory No: 190705E32NAZ. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Barnaby [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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