The Mystery of Francis Bacon

The Mystery of Francis Bacon

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"[...] The British Museum also possesses two books of Memoranda used by Bacon. The Transportat is entirely, and the Promus is partly, in his handwriting. Beyond his published works, that is all that so far has been available. Spedding remarks[4]: "What became of his books which were left to Sir John Constable and must have contained traces of his reading, we do not know, but very few appear to have survived." Happily, Spedding was wrong. During the past ten years nearly 2,000 books which have passed through Bacon's hands have been gathered together. These are copiously annotated by him, and from these annotations the wide range and the methodical character of his reading may be gathered. Manuscripts which were in his library, and at least four common-place books in his handwriting, have also been recovered. Particulars of these have not yet been[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 154 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • Annotated
  • annotated edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 150752787X
  • 9781507527870

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