Essays or Councils, Civil and Moral of Francis Bacon


Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 2002. The Folio Scoiety. Introduction and notes by Brian Vickers. Preface by Lord Quinton, Engravings by Harry Brockway.

This edition of Francis Bacon's Essays is based on the version published in Francis Bacon by the Oxford University Press in 1996. Set in Caslon at The Folio Society, printed on Caxton wove paper and bound in Lorenzo Vellum.

The Essays are written in a wide range of styles, from the plain and unadorned to the epigrammatic. They cover topics drawn from both public and private life, and in each case the essays cover their topics systematically from a number of different angles, weighing one argument against anothe