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    Important Early Account of Travels Through Germany and Austria

    Edward Browne. An Account Of Several Travels Through a Great Part of Germany: In Four Journeys. I. From Norwich to Colen. II. From Colen to Vienna, with a particular Description of that Imperial City. III. From Vienna to Hamburg. IV. From Colen to London. Wherein The Mines, Baths, and other Curiosities of those Parts are Treated of. London: for Benjamin Tooke, 1677. First edition. Quarto. A2, B-Z4. [4], 179, [1] pages. Six plates (three folding) by John Oliver. 19th century sheep-backed marbled boards, marbled edges; signature of Thomas Percival of Royton, 1744 on the title page, armorial bookplate of Sir Joseph Radcliffe of Rudding Park; minor marginal dampstain, large fore-margin, else a clean copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    "He went to Italy and came home through France, and it is by his description of this and of several subsequent journeys that he is best known. In 1668 he sailed to Rotterdam from Yarmouth and went to Leyden, Amsterdam, and Utrecht, visiting museums, libraries, and churches, attending lectures, and conversing with the learned. He went on to Antwerp, and ended his journey at Cologne on 10 October 1668. His next journey was to Vienna, where he made friends with the imperial librarian Lambecius, and enjoyed many excursions and much learned conversation. He seems to have studied Greek colloquially, and brought back letters from a learned Greek in his own tongue to Dr. Pearson, the bishop of Chester, and to Dr. Barrow, the master of Trinity. From Vienna Browne made three long journeys, one to the mines of Hungary, one into Thessaly, and one into Styria and Carinthia. Wherever he went he observed all objects natural and historical, as well as everything bearing on his profession. He sketched in a stiff manner, and some of his drawings are preserved (British Museum). At Buda he came into the oriental world, and at Larissa he saw the Grand Seigneur. Here he studied Greek remains, and followed in imagination the practice of Hippocrates. He returned to England in 1669, but made one more tour in 1673 in company with Sir Joseph Williamson, Sir Leoline Jenkins, and Lord Peterborough. He visited Cologne, Aix-la-Chapelle, Liège, Louvain, Ghent, Bruges, and other towns of the Low Countries, and saw all that was to be seen." DNB. Wing B5109. ESTC r19778. Cox I,108. Nebehay-Wagner 115. Gugitz 1252.



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