Item #7536 Essays. Francis Bacon, Joseph Devey, notes.
Bacon asks in 1625, "What is truth?" John Aubrey answers worshipfully c.1680, in Brief Lives: "Bacon was a παιδεραστής. His Ganimeds and favourites tooke bribes."


New York: John R. Alden, 1887. Very Good. Item #7536

New York: John R. Alden, 1887. Small 12mo (161cm.); publisher's brown pictorial cloth stamped in black; 217,[1],[6](ads)pp. Light shelf wear, corners gently bumped, contemporary ownership inscription to front free endpaper, else a Very Good, sound copy in attractive publisher's cloth binding.

You've already deduced that παιδεραστής = pederast, haven't you? Ah, the Renaissance!

Price: $30.00