London: J. M. Dent and Aldine House, . First Thus. Finely bound by Brentano's in full crushed morocco with ornate gilt to spine and boards. Top edge gilt. Marbled endpapers. Measuring 145 x 90mm. A pretty copy, with slight bowing to boards and small bumps to corners. Small scrape to upper corner of front endpaper. Internally fresh and unmarked, featuring a frontis portrait of Bacon as well as marginal glosses throughout and a glossary at the rear.
A lovely, pocket-sized compilation of some of Sir Francis Bacon's important essays. The present selection includes the topics of truth, death, love, unity in religion, health, and customs of education. Designed to introduce readers to the early modern philosopher -- and to provide the curious with easy-to-access quotations -- it is a charming addition to a library. (Item #5148)