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The Latin Works of Francis Bacon

ISBN: 978-1-57085-284-8

Language: English, Latin, and Latin translation


Sir Francis Bacon. Oil on panel. Portrait by Paul van Somer, 1617

Bacon, Sir Francis. The Latin Works of Francis Bacon

Includes a new ad variorum edition of the Sermones Fideles (the Latin translation of his Essays, which was made by friends of Bacon, including Ben Jonson), but not included in the Spedding, Ellis and Heath edition. Bacon considered Latin a more authoritative language, and believed the translation would give greater currency to his work.

Bacon, Francis. Works. Volumes 1 - 7. Collected and edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis, and Douglas Denon Heath. London: Longman, 1857-74.

________. Sermones Fideles. Edited by Donald Cress. Charlottesville: InteLex Corporation, 2021.

An easy-to-learn and -use but extremely powerful scholarly tool. I highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to do serious work.

—Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie