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The Twoo Bookes of Francis Bacon.
For Henrie Tomes, London 1605 - First edition. Octavo, original vellum. Sir Roger Twysden's copy (1597-1672) with his signature dated 1621 and extensive notes in the blank pages at the beginning and end. Some staining to some pages, and contemporary marginalia. Rare in contemporary binding. Francis Bacon's "insistence on making science experimental and factual, rather than speculative and philosophical, had powerful consequences. He saw clearly the limitations of Aristotelian and scholastic methods and the growing breach between the thinking of his time and that of the Middle Ages is more precisely formulated than in that of, say, Tommaso Campanella or Giordano Bruno. As a philosopher Bacon's influence on Locke and through him on subsequent English schools of psychology and ethics was profound. Leibniz, Huygens and particularly Robert Boyle were deeply indebted to him, as were the Encyclop?distes, and Voltaire, who called him 'le p?re de la philosophie experimentale" (PMM). [Attributes: First Edition]
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