Illustrated by Illustrated. Good+ with no dust jacket. Library stamps/marks/labels, corners bumped, 1" cover scrape, light tone, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; First, Limited Edition, copy #50 of 500. Bibliography of the works of Thomas Browne, best known as the author of Religio Medici.; Ex-Library; xii, 255 pages.
An ex-library copy with a library label and white ink shelfmark on the spine, a stamp on each edge, a blind-stamp on the title-page, a label and docket (each overstamped "deaccessioned") on the rear endpapers. Rear board somewhat marked, otherwise a... Cloth, small 4to, 247x 184 mm, iii-xv, 293 pp. The standard bibliography of Browne, famous for his Religio Medici, and-in Keynes' phrase-"one of the greatest prose writers of all time as well as being a doctor". Keynes's guide gives full bibliographic descriptions for Browne's books and other writings; letters and collected and selected editions of his works; as well as a description of the sale catalogue of Browne's library. Entries for primary works include title-page transcriptions and facsimiles, collations, contents, printing and publishing histories, and locations of copies for all editions (including translations). In addition, Keynes describes in full bibliographic detail 121 biographical and critical works about Browne published from 1633 to 1800 and briefly lists (with selective annotations) about 250 other secondary works about Browne from 1801 to 1966. Appendixes describe imitations of Browne's works. The index references printers, publishers, and booksellers.
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