Lot 60 of 429:
Pseudodoxia Epidemica by Thomas Browne 1650  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$780
Estimate:
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Title:
Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Or, Enquiries Into Very Many Received Tenents, And Commonly Presumed Truths
Author:
Browne, Thomas
Place:
London
Publisher:
Printed by A. Miller for Edward Dod
Date:
1650
Description:

[16], 329, [10] pp. Woodcut headpieces, floriated initials. (4to) 26.5x17.5 cm (10½x7"), later mottled calf rebacked, spine ruled and lettered in gilt with blindstamped ornamented rules, morocco spine label, ornamental gilt borders. Second Edition.

The second edition, "corrected and much enlarged by the author." Sir Thomas Browne's popular work refuting the common errors and superstitions of his age. According to Keynes  "considerably less common than its predecessor". Wing B5160, Keynes 74. 

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Some wear, abrasions to covers, fore-edge corners lightly chipped; endpapers toned a bit with a few minuscule chips at edges, light ripple to pages, occasional stains; very good.
 
Item number:
301265
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