Of the Advancement and Proficiencie of Learning

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by Francis Bacon

This work, in English, was an expanded edition of Bacon's De Augmentis Scientarium (1623), which was itself an expanded edition of Advancement of Learning (1605). It was intended to be Part I of Bacon's propsed but never completed De Augmentis Scientarium. [1]

Bibliographic Information

Author: Francis Bacon

Title: Of the Advancement and Proficiencie of Learning, or, The Partitions of Sciences, IX Bookes

Published: Oxford: Printed by Leon. Lichfield for Rob. Young & Ed. Forrest, 1640.


Evidence for Inclusion in Wythe's Library

Description of the Wolf Law Library's copy

Bound in contemporary blind-stamped calf with engraved frontispiece and engraved title leaf. This copy has the first state of the frontispiece, signed by William Marshall and dated 1626. Purchased from Bookpress, LTD.


  1. Sowerby, 4916