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(1) The Life and Work of Roger Bacon (2) Roger Bacon (3) Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences


THE seventh centenary of Roger Bacon's birth has been happily signalised by the republication in a separate handy volume (1) of the admirable “Life and Work” which the late Dr. Bridges prefixed to his edition of the “Opus Majus”; and by the issue from the Clarendon Press of a collection of essays (2) by eminent specialists, British and foreign, dealing with the different aspects of Bacon's work. To this volume the editor, Mr. A. G. Little, contributes an introductory life, valuable both for its own sake and because the author quotes at length a lucid and judicial estimate of Bacon from a lecture by the late Prof. Adamson.

(1) The Life and Work of Roger Bacon.

An Introduction to the Opus Majus. By J. H. Bridges. Pp. 173. (London: Williams and Norgate, 1914.) Price 3s. net.

(2) Roger Bacon.

Essays contributed by Various Writers on the Occasion of the Commemoration of the Seventh Centenary of his Birth. Collected and edited by A. G. Little. Pp. viii + 426. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1914.) Price 16s. net.

(3) Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences.

By Galileo Galilei. Translated from the Italian and Latin into English by Henry Crew and Alfonso De Salvio. Pp. xxi + 300. (New York: The Macmillan Co.; London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1914.) Price 8s. 6d. net.

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(1) The Life and Work of Roger Bacon (2) Roger Bacon (3) Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences. Nature 94, 443–445 (1914).

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