London: Printed for J. Johnson…by H. Bryer, 1803. Ten octavo volumes (231 x 136 mm.). Bound (by Bickers) for Blackwell (stamp-signed on the verso of the front free endpaper) in early twentieth-century maroon scored calf. Covers ruled in gilt, smooth spines ruled and lettered in gilt, gilt turn-ins decoratively tooled in gilt, marbled endpapers, edges sprinkled green. Engraved frontispiece portrait by James Fittler in Volume I. A near fine set.
A significant compilation of the scientific and philosophical works of one of the most influential thinkers of the 17th century. Comprising, Volume I: The Life of the Lord Chancellor Bacon, Of the Advancement of Learning, Sylva Sylvarum, or A Natural History in Ten Centuries (Centuries I-VIII); Volume II: Sylva Sylvarum (Centuries IX-X), Physiological Remains, Medical Remains, Medical Receipts, Works Moral, [and] Theological Works; Volume III: Works Political; Volume IV: Law Tracts [and] Maxims of the Law; Volume V: Writings Historical [and] Letters; Volume VI: Letters (continued) [and] Letters, Speeches, Charges, Advices, &c.…Volume VII: Instauratio magna; Volume VIII: Instaurationis magna pars II, III and IV; Volume IX: Instaurationis magnae pars V, Opuscula philosophica, [and] Opera civilia et moralia; Volume X: Opera civilia et moralia (continued), De sapientia veterum, Meditationes sacrae, [and] Epistolae. Near Fine (Item #3560)