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VMs: Bertrand Russell Believed Newbold
I have long enjoyed Bertrand Russell's *Wisdom of the
West*, a very readable popular history of Western philosophy.
Russell, Bertrand; *Wisdom of the West: a historical survey
of Western Philosophy in its social and political setting*;
(London, Rathbone Books, Ltd., Crescent Books, Inc., 1959.)
Editor Paul Foulkes.
The book has illustrations, often abstract, in all the
margins. I was just looking at the section on Roger Bacon,
saw the caption for the illustration there (p. 160), "From
an early ms. of Roger Bacon, an account of eclipses and
comets," and I noticed that the illustrations were in fact...
f67v2 ("eclipses") and f68v3 ("comets") from the VMs!
I suppose, though, that the editor of this volume could
have been responsible for the selection.
I suppose Jim Reeds should put this in his VMs biblio. :-)
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