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APPENDIX NO. IV.

LIST OF EDITIONS.

RELIGIO MEDICI.

1. English Editions." A. 1642. Small 8vo. London, Crooke.

There is no printed title-page, but an engraved frontispiece, representing a man falling from a rock into the sea, but caught by a hand issuing from the clouds. The inotto,“ à cælo salus," and the words, “ Religio Medici," are engraved on the plate; and at the foot,“ Printed for Andrew Crooke, 1642. Will. Marshall scu." It contains nothing but the text, beginning (on p. 1), “For my religion, &c.; and ending (on p. 190), “Thy will be done,” &c.

Said to be extremely rare. (Bodl. Libr. Oxford.) B. 1642. Small 8vo. London, Crooke.

No printed title-page, but the same engraved frontispiece as in A. It contains nothing but the text, which ends on p. 159, and which agrees generally with that of A. Wilkin thinks that this edition was probably the later of the two. The variations are chiefly orthogra

1 A few other editions, mentioned by bibliographers, are omitted in this list, because the Editor has not met with any satisfactory evidence of

phical ; in other cases the readings of B are generally (but not always) preferable. (British Museum.) C. 1643. Small 8vo. London, Crooke.

No printed title-page, but an engraved frontispiece with the same device, and the following words at the foot of the plate: 'A true and full coppy of that which was most imperfectly and surreptitiously printed before under the name of Religio Medici. Printed for Andrew Crooke, 1643."

It contains, when complete: 1. “A Letter sent (from Sir Thomas Browne to Sir Kenelme Digby] upon the Information of Animadversions to come forth, upon the imperfect and surreptitious Copy of Religio Medici; whilst this true one was going to the Presse ;”—2. Sir Kenelme Digby's answer ;—3. a short address from “A. B.,” “To such as have, or shall peruse the Observations upon a former corrupt Copy of this Booke ;"—4. a list of more than thirty Errata (many of which were overlooked or neglected in most of the subsequent editions); --5. a preface from Sir Thomas Browne “ To the Reader ;”—and 6. the text (ending on p. 183) much enlarged, divided into two parts, each of which is sub. divided into Sections. This is the first authorized edition. (British Museum.) D. 1645. Small 8vo. London, Crooke.

A careless reprint of C, with only about one-fourth of the Errata corrected. The text ends on p. 174. This appears to be the second authorized edition. (Bodl. Libr. Oxford.) E. 1645. Small 8vo. London, Crooke.

This is apparently the same edition as the preceding, but with various corrections made in some of the sheets while they were being printed off. It appears to have been unknown to Wilkin (though he had three copies of D in his collection), as, whenever he refers to “ed. 1645," he quotes the reading found in D. This was probably reckoned as the second authorized edition.' (Bodl. Libr. Oxford.) 1648 (?) Syiall 8vo. London.

An edition of this date is mentioned by Watt (Biblioth. Britann.); but neither Wilkin nor Gardiner ever saw it, nor has the present Editor been able to discover a copy. It is probable that between 1645 and 1656 an edition was published which was reckoned the third authorized edition, as F is called the fourth.

A MS. note in Keck's copy of ed. 1643 (now in the Bodleian Library at Oxford) seems to point to an edition in 1654 (the date of the Preface to his Annotations), but of this, also, the present Editor has been unable to discover the existence.

F. 1656. Small 8v0. London, Crook.

The usual frontispiece-title, with the date altered, and then the following printed title-page: “Religio Medici. The fourth Edition, corrected and amended.? With Annotations never before published, upon all the obscure passages therein.” The former part of the volume (to p. 174) is a reprint of E. Then follows another title-page (“ Annotations upon Religio Medici"), with the date 1659 (not 1656), forming the first page of sheet M,

i In order to distinguish the two volumes, it may be mentioned that at p. 11, l. 7, D. has leave, and E, have; at p. 88, l. 1, D has neatest, and E, no srest; and at p. 153, I. 6, D has doth but, and E, doth not. These are probably the only three places in which the reading of D is better than that of E. (See, in this edition, p. 14, 1. 3: p. 65, 1. 30 : p. 109, I. 27.).

? The words “corrected and amended” are found in the title-pages of

G. 1659.

the pagination of which is incorrect. The Preface is dated March, 1654, and the Annotations end on p. 297. These are supposed to have been written by Thomas Keck (see Wilkin's Preface), and are learned and useful, but unnecessarily prolix and tedious. (British Museum.)

Small 8vo. London, Crook. A newly-engraved frontispiece with the usual device and the date 1660. The printed title : “Religio Medici. The fifth Edition, corrected and amended. With Annotations never, &c. Also, Observations by Sir Kenelme Digby, now newly added.” At the back of the title-page is a list of four Errata, one of which (at least in the copies examined for this edition) is no erratum at all. This volume is apparently the same as the preceding, only the prefatory matter having been reprinted,' and with the addition of Digby's “ Observations upon Religio Medici,which has a separate title-page and pagination, and is called, “The Third Edition corrected and enlarged,” pp. 77. (British Museum.)

H. 1659. Small Fol. London, Ekins.

Appended to the third edition of the Pseudodoxia Epidemica, and prefixed to the Hydriotaphia and The Garden of Cyrus. Title : “ Religio Medici: whereunto is added, &c. ... by Thomas Brown, Doctour of Physick. Printed for the Good of the Commonwealth.” A reprint probably of F, but beginning with the Author's address

See (besides other instances of errata in both volumes) at p. 10, I. 21, Oepidus, at p. 66, 1. 18, Ascendence ; at p. 68, l. 14, celestical; at p. 162, 1. 14, Altas; on sheet M, pp. 285 to 290, for 185 to 190. See, also, the catchword tentionand “ intention" on sheet A, in the prefatory matter.

The spelling of various words is altered, but the readings agree exactly (so far as has been observed), and even the mistake of Oepidus for Oedipus

“To the Reader;" the text is printed in double columns, and ends on p. 29 (Bodi. Libr. Oxford.) I. 1669. Small 8vo. London, Crook.

A reprint of G, ending on p. 379, called, “the sixih Edition, corrected and amended.” (British Museum.) 7. 1672. Small 4to. London, Crook.

At the end of the sixth edition of the Pseudodoxia Epidemica; a reprint of 1, but with some variations, and without the usual frontispiece, called," the seventh Edition, corrected and amended,” ending on p. 144. (Bodl. Litr. Oxford.) K. 1678. Small 8vo. London, Scot, Basset, &C.

A reprint of 1, with the usual frontispiece, and several alterations in the text, some of which may have been accidental, while others can hardly have been made during the Author's life without his authority.' It omits “A. B.’s” address, “To such as have, &c., and is called, “the seventh Edition, corrected and amended ;" it ends on p. 374. (Trin. Coll. Dublin.) L. 1682. Small 8vo. London, Scot, Basset, &C.

A reprint of K, with the usual frontispiece; called, “the eighth Edition, corrected and amended,” and ending on p. 374. This was the last edition published during the Author's life. (Med. Chir. Soc. London.). M. 1685. Fol. London, Scott, Basset, &C.

In the first collective edition of Browne's works, 1686; a reprint probably of 7, called, “the eighth Edition, corrected and amended.” This edition is said to have been edited by Dr. (afterwards Abp.) Tenison; but there is probably no reason for this statement, except that

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