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Essays or Councils, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon

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In these 59 celebrated essays, Bacon condenses a life-time’s experience into perfect literary miniature written in a prose unmatched for its richness, elegance and Machiavellian wit. Bacon reveals himself not only as a man of great learning, but also as a master of persuasion.
A wonderfully varied collection of observations of human life, expressing some of Bacon’s most deeply felt moral convictions, the Essays have remained in print ever since they were first published in 1597. This edition reprints the third and final edition, which appeared the year before Bacon’s death in 1625. Edited and introduced by Brian Vickers. Preface by Lord Quinton. Illustrated with 43 wood engravings by Harry Brockway, published by the Folio Society. This book is in very good condition and comes with original slip cover, also in very good condition.

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Author(s):
Francis Bacon
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
258
Publisher:
Folio Society
Title:
Essays or Councils, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon

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In these 59 celebrated essays, Bacon condenses a life-time’s experience into perfect literary miniature written in a prose unmatched for its richness, elegance and Machiavellian wit. Bacon reveals himself not only as a man of great learning, but also as a master of persuasion.
A wonderfully varied collection of observations of human life, expressing some of Bacon’s most deeply felt moral convictions, the Essays have remained in print ever since they were first published in 1597. This edition reprints the third and final edition, which appeared the year before Bacon’s death in 1625. Edited and introduced by Brian Vickers. Preface by Lord Quinton. Illustrated with 43 wood engravings by Harry Brockway, published by the Folio Society. This book is in very good condition and comes with original slip cover, also in very good condition.

Added value:
Comes with original slipcase
Author(s):
Francis Bacon
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2002
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
258
Publisher:
Folio Society
Title:
Essays or Councils, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon

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