This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...and can hardly help thinking that the devil must be in him.' 1 Henry iv, 1. 6 Macaulay's Essays--Bacon, p. 270. 2 Lear, Hi, 4. 8 Ibid., p. ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ...and can hardly help thinking that the devil must be in him.' 1 Henry iv, 1. 6 Macaulay's Essays--Bacon, p. 270. 2 Lear, Hi, 4. 8 Ibid., p. 285. William H. Smith, Bacon and Shak., p. 6. 'Ibid., p. 285. Works 0/ Lord Bacon, vol. i, p. 116. And Hen Jonson says of Bacon: His language, where he ton!J spare or pass by a jest, was nobly censorious. I need not cite many authorities to prove that the writer of the Shakespeare Plays was not only a great wit, but that his wit sometimes overmastered his judgment. Hudson says of Falstaff: I must add that, with Shallow and Silence (or his theme, Falstaff's wit fairly grows gigantic, and this, too, without any abatement of its frolicsome agility. The strain of humorous exaggeration with which he pursues the theme is indeed almost sublime. Yet in some of his reflections thereon, we have a clear though brief view of the profound philosopher underlying the profligate humorist and makesport, for he there discovers a breadth and sharpness of observation and a depth of practical sagacity such as might have placed him Shakespeare in the front rank of statesmen and sages.1 XIV. Great Aims. We know the grand objects Bacon kept continually before his mind's eye. The writer of the Plays declares, in sonnet exxv, that he had Laid great bases for eternity. What were they? What "great bases for eternity" had the Stratford man built or attempted to build? Francis Bacon wrote The New Atlantis, an attempt to show to what perfections of civilization developed mankind might attain in a new land, an island; and we find Shakespeare also planning an improved commonwealth upon another island--the island that was the scene of The Tempest. And we find him borrowing therein from Montaigne. Gonzalo says in the play: Had I plantation of th...
Fair. No dust jacket. 2 contents pp. missing, all other pages of text present, one signature loose, but a good read. 998 p. Large, old book, now with front cover and backstrap almost loose, corners bumped This large book is dedicated to the proposition that Francis Bacon was the author of Shakespeare plays. His parallelisms are listed to prove the proposition. This book is scarce and expensive in this edition.
Good. No Jacket. Book Good. No Jacket 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Good in decorative gilt-stamped brown cloth, all edges gilt. Wear to boards and to shaken spine, corners beginning to fray. chipping to title page, light browning to text. B&W engravings.
Good. 2 volumes; boards are soiled and edgeworn, bumped corners; half of spine covering on vol 1 torn off, other half torn, worn and chipped; spine covering of vol 2 in better shape, but still shows tears and cracks, detached from spine itself, though still attached to boards; pages foxed and a bit brittle; front board of vol 1 detached; binding loose; Professional book dealer since 1975. All orders are processed promptly and packaged with the utmost care. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Good. B0006DGOCE. First edition thus. Thick octavo, bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering and design. The spine has been internally repaired and the original endpapers replaced. Edge worn at the spine ends and corners, small black stain in a lower corner of the front board and along the bottom edge, previous owner's name and date (1891) on front endpage, fold-out at page 566 has been torn and tape-repaired, else good.; 998 pages.
Good. No Jacket. Book First ed. Good condition, without dustjacket, as issued. moderate over all wear, shelf wear to outer, top and bottom edges of boards, previous owner bookplate on inside front cover. Single volume, 998 pages. foldout plate present. Also includes second volume: The Shakespearean Chipers Examined by William F. and Elizabeth Friedman. Good/Good condition.
Good with no dust jacket. Former owner's bookplate. Fold-out is torn out but still present. Back board is water damaged. Edgeworn. Still reasonably solid copy.; Attempts to prove, by an ingenious cipher, that Francis Bacon wrote the works commonly attributed to Shakespeare.; 998 pages.
The Great Cryptogram: Francis Bacon's Cipher in the So-Called Shakespeare Plays
by Ignatius Donnelly
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