Certain Miscellany Tracts. Written by Thomas Brown, Kt, and Doctor of Physick; late of Norwich.
Place and Imprint: London: Printed for Charles Mearne and Sold by Henry Bonwick, 1684.
Edition: First edition, second issue, with a cancel title-page; the first issue was dated 1683.
Bibliographical References: ESTC R9918; Wing B5152; Keynes, Bibliography of Browne, 128; NCBEL I, 2230.
Condition: Edges a little rubbed; very good copy.
Book ID: 28830
Physical Description8vo, contemporary mottled calf rebacked, brown morocco spine label, gilt decorations and lettering. Frontis portrait by Peter Vandrebank. Without the final blank.
Comments13 tracts by Thomas Browne (1605-1682), posthumously compiled and edited by Thomas Tenison, consisting of responses by Browne to inquiries from various correspondents about plants, fish, birds, insects, hawks, falconry and languages, etc. The final tract is Browne's amusing and famous Musæum Clausum, or Bibliotheca Abscondita, his list of "remarkable books, antiquities, pictures and rarities of several kinds, scarce or never been seen by any man now living," all of which were, like the books in Rabelais' Gargantua and Panragruel, imaginary.
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