The Imaginary Library of Sir Thomas Browne

Sir Thomas Browne was a seventeenth-century English polymath who collected books and curiosities. His house and garden were such a ‘paradise and cabinet of rarities’ that visitors came from far and wide to see it. A few years before his death, he made a catalogue, not of his own collection, but of a completely imaginary one: Musæum Clausum (Sealed Museum).