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BACON, FRANCIS (1561-1626).
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS BACON, Lord Chancellor of England.
London. William Pickering 1825-1834. 16 volumes octavo 9x6 inches. VERY HANDSOMELY LEATHER BOUND IN NEAR PERIOD FULL POLISHED CALF GILT, spine in six compartments, lettered in 2 with red and green contrasting leather lettering labels and elaborate gilt tooling in the remainder. Title to volume one slightly toned and minor rubbing to some boards but otherwise a very good set in a fine binding. Engraved portrait and an engraved leaf of script. A new edition by Basil Montagu, Esq. Considered to be the definitive edition of Bacon's works. Bookplate of Edward Coleman. Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, 1561 ? 1626) was an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and as Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. Bacon has been called the father of empiricism. The Baconian theory of Shakespearean authorship holds that he wrote the plays which were publicly attributed to William Shakespeare. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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