The Works of Sir Francis Bacon
BACON, [Sir] Francis. [The Works of Francis Bacon]. London: Printed by F. Cundee, for M. Jones, 1802-1803.
Twelve small octavo volumes (6 3/8 x 4 inches; 162 x 101 mm.). Engraved frontispiece portrait by H.R. Cook in Volume I. Wood-engraved title vignettes.
Comprising: Volume I: Essays Moral, Economical, and Political. [And:] Volumes II and III: Novum organum scientiarum…Translated from the Latin by Peter Shaw, M.D. In Two Volumes. [And:] Volumes IV and V: The Miscellaneous Writings. In Two Volumes. [And:]Volumes VI and VII: De augmentis scientiarum; or The Arrangement, and General Survey, of Knowledge…Translated from the Latin by Peter Shaw, M.D. In Two Volumes. [And:]Volumes VIII and IX: Sylva sylvarum: The Phenomena of the Universe…Translated from the Latin by Peter Shaw, M.D. In Two Volumes . [And:] Volume X: Select Letters. With Notes, Critical and Explanatory, by Peter Shaw, M.D. [And:] Volume XI: Scala intellectus, The History of Life and Death, and A Critique on the More Ancient Philosophers. [And:] Volume XII: The History of Winds, The History of Condensation and Rarifaction, and Physical Essays.
Bound ca. 1940 by Bayntun of Bath for C.E. Lauriat Co. of Boston (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper) in three-quarter mottled calf, ruled in blind, over marbled boards. Spines richly tooled in gilt in compartments with five raised bands and with red and brown morocco gilt lettering labels. Top edge gilt. A fine set. Item #00573
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