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Bacon Collection
University of Toronto, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library

Bacon, Francis; Natural history--Pre-Linnean works; Science--Methodology; Logic--History

The nucleus of the collection was acquired in 1973.

The collection is an extensive collection of first and early editions of most of Francis Bacon's works and Baconiana. The emphasis is pre-1750, although later important editions and commentaries are also included. Rare items include: The advancement of learning (1605); Novum organum (1607-1627).

Latin and English.

Approximatively 125 volumes.

Bibliographic Access
The collection is catalogued. The holdings of the library are indicated in an annotated copy of R.W. Gibson's Francis Bacon: a bibliography of his works and of Baconiana to the year 1750 (Oxford: Scrivener Press, 1950).

Physical Access
The collection is open to the public with identification. For further information visit:

Interlibrary Loan: No.

Reprography: As the condition of the material warrants.

Reference Assistance: Yes.

Publications Describing Collection
None at present.