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Previous editions of the works of Sir Thomas Browne

There is no full modern edition of the works of Sir Thomas Browne. Some earlier collected editions, and various partial and individual editions, are listed below.

  • Simon Wilkin (ed.), Sir Thomas Browne's Works, including his Life and Correspondence (London: Pickering, 1835-36), 4 vols.
  • Geoffrey Keynes (ed.), The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (London: Faber & Faber, 1964), 4 vols.
  • C.A. Patrides (ed.), Sir Thomas Browne: The Major Works (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977)
  • Robin Robbins (ed.), Sir Thomas Browne's 'Pseudodoxia Epidemica' (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1981)
  • Claire Preston (ed.), Sir Thomas Browne: Selected Writings (Manchester: Fyfield, 1995)
  • Stephen Greenblatt and Ramie Targoff (eds.), Religio Medici and Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall (New York: New York Review Books, 2012)


Recent books on Thomas Browne written by members of the editorial team, include:

  • Claire Preston, Thomas Browne and the Writing of Early Modern Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005)
  • Claire Preston and Reid Barbour (eds.), Thomas Browne: The World Proposed (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)
  • Kathryn Murphy and Richard Todd (eds.), 'A man very well studyed': New Contexts for Thomas Browne (Leiden: Brill, 2008)
  • Kevin Killeen, Biblical Scholarship, Science and Politics in Early Modern England: Thomas Browne and the Thorny Place of Knowledge (Farnham: Ashgate, 2009)
  • Reid Barbour, Sir Thomas Browne: A Life (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Kevin Killeen (ed.), Thomas Browne (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014)


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