By Francis Bacon, edited by Sydney Humphries, designed by A. A. Turbayne
Finely printed and bound edition, based upon a 1673 collection of Bacon's philosophical essays, designed by A. A. Turbayne.
BACON'S ESSAYS, SYDNEY EDITION
"Some Books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested; that is, some Books are to be read only in parts; others to be read, but not curiously; and some few to be read wholly, and with Diligence and Attention."
The source of many classic aphorisms, BACON'S ESSAYS offers space for meditation on the timeless questions of daily life. The binding bears the stamp of Asprey & Co. Ltd., a firm known for its luxury gifts.
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1912. 9.5'' x 6.25''. Contemporary three-quarter red goatskin binding with gilt spine lettering and five raised bands. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Bacon, ornamental capitals throughout. 372 pages including index. Cloth with just a hint of rubbing, spine subtly sunned. Light toning to leaves at the front and rear. Sharp.
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