Roger Bacon's Philosophy of Nature

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Translated, edited, and introduced by David C. Lindberg, 502 pages, 6" x 9", Latin with facing English translation, preface, abbreviations, introduction, illustrations, notes, bibliography, appendices, general index, index of manuscripts

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Roger Bacon's Philosophy of Nature

A Critical Edition, with English Translation, Introduction, and Notes, of De multiplicatione specierum and De speculis comburentibus

Bacon, Roger

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