Novum Organon Renovatum..


Bound in original cloth, gilt, decorated by blind stamping and pictorial gilt block. Deckled edges. Extremities a little worn but otherwise a very good copy. 1939 stamps of Horniman Museum and Library.



John W. Parker and Son, West Strand.,






Being the second part of the philosophy of the inductive sciences. the third edition, with large additions.

Item Description

8vo. 5.25 x 7.5 inches. xxiii + [i] + 370 pp. + [1] pp. publisher's advertisements.


Illustrated by two folding tables. Decorated by title page vignette.


A study of the philosophy of science by William Whewell (1794-1866), a prolific writer on the history and philosophy of science. Educated at Lancaster and Cambridge he eventually became Master of Trinity. 'By any measure, the range of his writings and accomplishments was remarkable: mathematics, mechanics, architecture, mineralogy, tidology, moral philosophy, political economy, educational theory, natural theology, translations of Greek philosophy and German poetry, and the history and philosophy of the physical sciences. This breadth and productivity were extraordinary...' (DNB). This 1858 work, its title based on the Novum Organon by Francis Bacon, was a rearrangement of The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences (2 vols., 1840, second edition, 1847). A scarce title.

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