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        Title page of the First Edition of the 'Novum Organum' by Sir Francis Bacon, 1620

        English School, (17th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1620. Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, statesman and essayist; Instauratio Magna ("Great Renewal"), 1620 forward to Novum Organum; The motto along the base says Multi pertransibunt et augebitur scientia ("Many will pass through and knowledge will be the greater; Pillars of Hercules; Provenance: Private Collection.

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