Pseudodoxia epidemica....

London: A. Miller for Edw. Dod and Nath. Ekins, 1650. 4to. [xvi], 329, [10] pp. SECOND EDITION. Woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Text within double-lined borders Contemporary calf, worn, author, title and date in gilt on spine; interior with some waterstaining. Signature of Lewis Fry, Bristol, 1854 and another signature above page 1. Item #18276

Second edition. In this work the author questions the many long held prejudices and misconceptions which hampered scientific growth. Browne's (1605-82) "vulgar errors," as it was amusingly referred to, is divided into seven books which contain his numerous observations and experiments in physics, comparative anatomy and biology. The work has become a literary classic and includes the first appearance in English of the term "electricity" (pages 51 and 79).

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