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BACON Francis , Sermones Fideles Ethici Politici OEconomic Sive Interiora Rerum Accedunt Faber Fortunae Colores Boni et Mali, c

BACON (Francis): Sermones Fideles. Ethici. Politici. OEconomic. Sive Interiora Rerum. Accedunt Faber Fortunae Colores Boni et Mali, &c. , Lugd. Batavorum, Apud Franciscum Hackium, 1644.

Small 12mo, 126 x 68 mms., pp. 416 [417 - 419 Index, 420 blank], including engraved title-page, recently rebound in full antique-style calf, morocco label; lower margin slightly wormed throughout but a very good copy. Sermones Fideles, the Latin translation of Bacon's essays, was first published in 1641, and this second edition has been completely reset. The text here consists of 62 essays. William Hazlitt remarked of Bacon, "It is not easy to make room for him and his reputation together. This great and celebrated man in some of his works recommends it to pour a bottle of claret into the ground of a morning, and to stand over it inhaling the perfumes. So he sometimes enriched the dry and barren soil of speculation with the fine aromatic spirit of his genius." Gibson 52a. (Book ref. 7142 )  £ 450.00

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