Religio Medici and Other Writings by Thomas Browne


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Everyman, 1969. Some pencil notes from previous owner in text. 

'Religio Medici (The Religion of a Doctor) by Sir Thomas Browne is a spiritual testament and early psychological self-portrait. Published in 1643 after an unauthorized version was distributed the previous year, it became a European best-seller which brought its author fame at home and abroad.'

Thomas de Quincey in his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater also praised it, stating;

"I do not recollect more than one thing said adequately on the subject of music in all literature. It is a passage in Religio Medici of Sir T. Browne, and though chiefly remarkable for its sublimity, has also a philosophical value, inasmuch as it points to the true theory of musical effects."