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BROWN[E], Thomas.
Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Or, Enquiries Into very many Received Tenents And commonly presumed Truths, Together with the Religio Medici. The Sixth and Last Edition, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author, with many Explanations, Additions and Alterations throughout. TOGETHER With many more Marginal Observations, and a Table Alphabetical at the end.

pp. (xx), 440, (xi) Table, (i) blank, (viii), 144. Frontispiece portrait by F. H. VAN HOUE. Modern quarter calf and plain boards, the occasional small rust mark, LACKING *1 sub-title to Pseudodoxia [as often], otherwise an unusually nice copy, ex libris Richard Freeman.

*This edition, the last to have been published in Browne's lifetime, is considered to be the best, both in terms of content and production - in his Postscript to the Reader, Browne wrote : '....... now this Work is compleat and perfect, expect no further Additions.' The first edition of 1646 was issued in a large print run and is, as Keynes states, '... not at all a rare book'. The second edition of 1650, is considerably scarcer and was published by the partnership of Dod and Ekins, who later fell out with other and issued rival editions. Keynes again - 'The fifth edition was issued by Dod in quarto, containing an execrable portrait, in 1669. To this Ekins replied by the publication of the sixth edition, with a much better portrait engraved by van Hove, in 1672 ....... it was well printed and produced........'. 'This edition is more carefully printed and on better paper than the earlier quartos.' Integral to this edition of Pseudodoxia is the seventh edition of Religio Medici, printed by Andrew Crook, 1672, to which has been added Kenelm Digby's Observations. SEE : KEYNES #79 [Pseudodoxia] and #10 [Religio Medici].

Printed by J. R. for Nath. Ekins. London.

Date Published: 1672. Sixth and Last Edition. 4to.

Stock No. 63030

Price: 750.00