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BROWN, Edward (1644--1708)
A brief account of some travels in Hungaria, Servia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Thessaly, Austria, Styria, Carinthia, Carniola, and Friuli. As also some observations on the gold, silver, copper, quick-silver mines, baths, and mineral waters in those parts: with the figures of some habits and remarkable places. By Edward Brown M.D. of the College of London, Fellow of the R. Society, and physician in ordinary to His Majesty.
London: printed by T.R. for Benj. Tooke, and are to be sold at the sign of the Ship in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1673.
[10], 144, [4] p., [9] pl. (4 fold.) ; 20.2 cm. (4°)

In the imprint T.R. = Thomas Roycroft. Edward Brown (or Browne), physician and traveller, was born in Norwich, the eldest son of the physician and author Sir Thomas Browne (1605--1682). Before taking up medical practice he travelled in the Low Countries, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and northern Greece from August 1668 until December 1669, on which the present work and An account of several travels through ... Germany, 1677 (q.v.) are based. The words 'Hungaria, ... Thessaly,' and 'Austria, ... Friuli' are bracketed together on title-page. Five of the plates are signed or initialed by William Sherwin. With a penultimate advertisement leaf for 'Books Sold by Benjamin Tooke, ...' and a final errata leaf. Wing B5110; ESTC r35409.

Copy Notes Bound first with Brown's Account of several travels through a great part of Germany, 1677 (q.v.). Inscribed in ink on front pastedown Chas: Andrews / 1791, with apparent library shelf-markings, and note in pencil 5/-. Biographical note of the author inscribed in ink in a C17th hand opposite the title-page. Ink inscription on the title-page A Franke / am / T.C.C. for(?) / 1712. i.e. Abraham Franks (d. 1733), later Chaplain to George II. Blank verso to the final page of the dedication inscribed in ink Contents with list. Ink marginal inscriptions against the early part of the text.

Binding C17th calf, blind double-ruled covers and spine, red spine-label, white-lettered 'Dr / Browns / Travels'.

Reference Number 5637


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