1650 ENGLISH Browne Pseudodoxia MAGIC Science Magnetism Witches Unicorns Alchemy

BROWNE, Thomas

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“We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.”

― Thomas Browne

 

Sir Thomas Browne was a 17th-century English scholar known for his studies in science, medicine and especially theology. His most known work was ‘Religio Medici’, a controversial theological testament of psychology and philosophy. Shortly after its authorized publication, it was immediately placed on the Prohibited Book Index. Browne’s book ‘Pseudodoxia Epidemica’ was written with the intents of disproving empirical truths (of myths) focusing on the flaws in studies on minerals and animals, geography and history, and astronomy and the cosmos.

 

It was in this book that Browne records many of his findings from his experiments on magnetism and electricity (a term which had only recently been coined). Though it is most famously recognized for its commentary on alchemy, magic, witches, and mythical beasts such as unicorns ! Other topics of interest include cannibals, hermaphrodites, miracle sex changes, crystals, and the Philosopher’s Stone!

 

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1650 ENGLISH Browne Pseudodoxia MAGIC Science Magnetism Witches Unicorns Alchemy

 

“We carry within us the wonders we seek without us.”

― Thomas Browne

 

Sir Thomas Browne was a 17th-century English scholar known for his studies in science, medicine and especially theology. His most known work was ‘Religio Medici’, a controversial theological testament of psychology and philosophy. Shortly after its authorized publication, it was immediately placed on the Prohibited Book Index. Browne’s book ‘Pseudodoxia Epidemica’ was written with the intents of disproving empirical truths (of myths) focusing on the flaws in studies on minerals and animals, geography and history, and astronomy and the cosmos.

 

It was in this book that Browne records many of his findings from his experiments on magnetism and electricity (a term which had only recently been coined). Though it is most famously recognized for its commentary on alchemy, magic, witches, and mythical beasts such as unicorns ! Other topics of interest include cannibals, hermaphrodites, miracle sex changes, crystals, and the Philosopher’s Stone!

 

Item number: #11188

Price: $950

 

BROWNE, Thomas

 

Pseudodoxia epidemica: or, Enquiries into very many received tenents, and commonly presumed truths.

 

London: printed by A. Miller, for Edw. Dod and Nath. Ekins, at the Gunne in Ivie Lane, 1650.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [16], 329, [11]
  • References: Wing B 5160; Bliss, Osler; 4489; Lowndes 274; ESTC R 2160; Keynes 74;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~11in X 7.5in (28cm x 19cm)

 

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11188

Categories

Philosophy

Medicine & Science

Authors

BROWNE, Thomas

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete