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The Philosophical Works of Francis Bacon (3 Volume Set)
Printed for D. Midwinter, A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. and J. Pemberton, C. Ware, C. Rivington, J. and P. Knapton, J. Batley and J. Wood, T. Longman, F. Clay, A. Ward, and R. Hett, 1737-01-01. Hardcover. Good. 3 volume set. 28 cm. 4to. Bound in contemporary worn leather. Spine rebacked in modern leather. Gilt lettering on red and black spine label. 5 raised bands. Moderate wear to boards. Chipping to leather on boards extremities. Bookplate and name to inside board. Albert Leffingwell name on inside board. Library stamp to title page of the Long Island Society. Internally very good. Clean, unmarked pages.
Albert Leffingwell, M.D. (1845–1916) was a physician, social reformer, and vocal advocate for vivisection reform. He authored many books bringing light to the cruel abuses of animal experimentation and calling for regulation. At the same time he sought middle ground between the antivivisection societies which called for the abolition of all experimentation and those who rejected any restraints. Leffingwell also was concerned with meat safety, believing that lax regulations, in particular allowing cancerous animals into the food chain, were responsible for increases in the incidence of cancer. He also served as the president of the American Humane Association.

Vol. 1: [2], v, [1], iii-lxxix, [1], 603, [1] p.; v. 2: [52], 590 p.; v. 3: lxx, [2], 632, [58] p. v. I. De augmentis scientiarium. The new Atlantis. A specimen of the history of Great Britain. The lives or civil characters. Select speeches. Select letters. A collection of apophthegms. De sapientia veterum --v. II. A specimen of Persian magic. A specimen of animated astronomy. A short scientifical critique on the works of the more eminent philosophers. Interiora rerum. A discourse of war. The prudent statesman. A proposal for a new digest of the laws of England. A history of the nature, use and proceedings of the laws of England. Characteristics of a believing Christian. An attempt to promote the peace of the church. Novum organum scientiarum --v. III. Sylva sylvarum. Scala intellectus. A delineation of the particular history of life and death. A draught for the particular history of wind. A plan for the particular history of condensation and rarefaction in natural bodies. Philosophia prima. An essay towards a scientifical history of natural philosophy. Physical essays upon different subjects. Reference: Gibson 250. Lowndes 93 (1733 ed) Contains The New Atlantis, Novum Organum, etc.

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