Journals Higher Education

The Instauratio Magna: Last Writings

Francis Bacon
Edited with commentary and facing-page translation of the Latin text by Graham Rees

A Clarendon Press Publication

The Oxford Francis Bacon

  • Authoritative critical edition based upon collation and analysis of the original editions
  • Contains three texts never before published, and supplies facing-page modern translations of all seven works included
  • Introduction uncovers a textual history which includes seventeenth-century literary chicanery, broken friendships, quarrels, jealousy, and vanity
  • Rigorous commentary contextualizes and illuminates these important and little-known texts