Brown, Thomas (1605-1682) edited by Thomas Tenison
CERTAIN MISCELLANY TRACTS written by Thomas Brown Kt. Doctor of Physick late of Norwich
Charles Mearne sold by Henry Bonwick at the red Lyon in St.Paul's Church-yard
Small octavo contemporary ruled leather on four raised bands (worn to corners & head/foot of spine) Titlepage +pp to reader by Thomas Tenison & contents +215pp +blank +pp index. Neat early gift inscription to Eli: Gibbons on flyleaf. There is no portrait which is also not found in the Huntingdon Library copy or the Union Theological Seminary copy (Wing B5152, ESTC R9918, Keynes (2nd) 128). *Iinteresting series of very diverse tracts by this polymath including Of Hawks & Falconry ancient & modern, Of Biblical plants and animals, Of Cymbals, Of Language especially Saxon, also Of Gradual verses (ie those consisting of 5 words each increasing by one syllalbe in length), early burial mounds & similar earthworks. A tract on lost, rare or unknown books, pictures, antiquities etc is preceded by a series of Prophecies concening the future of several nations and starting with "When New England shall trouble New Spain, When Jamaica shall be Lady of the Isles and the Main, when Spain shall be in America + many more verses several about America which Brown then goes on to interpret. In one verse he forsees American independence ..
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