Pseudodoxia Epidemica: Or Enquiries Into Very Many Received Tenents And Commonly Presumed Truths. .... 4. Ed. With Marginal Observations, and a Table Alphabetical. Whereunto are Now Added Two Discourses The One of Urn-Burial, Or Sepulchrall Urns, Lately Found in Norfolk. The Other of the Garden of Cyrus, Or Network Plantations of the Antients. Both Newly Ritten by the Same Author (etc.)
Edward Dod, 1658
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As great as the University of Chicago on-line site of Browne's major literary works is, with its reproducing of the 1672 and final edition of 'Pseudodoxia Epidemica', this facsimile edition dating from 1658 with 'Urn-Burial' AND 'The Garden of Cyrus' is a valuable addition to the study of Browne.
This facsimile is incontrovertible evidence that Browne fully intended his 2 philosophical Discourses to be read together, as both the running order of each dedicatory epistle and the page numbering in this edition clearly demonstrate. Together they are a conceptual double of polarities in imagery and truth, darkness and light, unknowing and certainty, ephemeral and eternal.
The Table Alphabetical (index) compiled by Browne to his encyclopaedia (in between 7th book and the two Discourses here) gives a great birds-eye view of the scope of Browne's colossal endeavour, kick-starting a readership for up-to-date scientific journalism, no less.
Many thanks to Google for making this important work of the English scientific revolution accessible to all in a facsimile edition. A comparison with the 6th edition online at the University of Chicago site reveals just how much Browne supplemented and added to the literary work he was justifiably most proud of.