Francois Bacon.ne en 1561, mort en 1626.
[Paris: Brunet, c.1760.]
Crayon manner, printed in red on watermarked laid paper, printed area 245 x 180mm. 9¾ x 7".
Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban (1561 - 1626), was a lawyer, philosopher, essayist and scientist. Considered one the greatest intellectual figures of Jacobean England, he was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1618. After been impeached for bribery and confessing to 'corruption' and 'neglect' he took early retirement, and devoted himself to his scientific research. From Alexandre Savérien's 'Histoire des Philosophes modernes', published in eight 4to volumes from 1760-1767. 79 plates (and eight frontispieces) were engraved for the book. The plates engraved for vols 3-8 are adapted from a 12mo format, with the addition of a crayon manner border engraved by Jean Charles François (1717 - 1769), inventor of the technique in 1757.
Wellcome 137 - not in.
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