The Anatomy Of Melancholy. What it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostics, and several cures of it In three partitions. With their several sections, members & subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up by Democritus Junior. With a satyrical preface conducing to the following discourse. A new edition to which is prefixed the life of the author. 2 volumes

[BURTON, Robert]


Publisher: London, M'Lean et al, 1826
Description: 8vos, half calf, marbled boards, spines raised in compartments, gilt lettering. Boards a little rubbed, a few fox spots to prelims and final. Very good

Frontispiece to volume 1 reproduces the allegorical engraving from the 1628 edition. There were 6 revised editions during Burton’s lifetime, 1576-1639, but the book was not in print between 1676 and 1800. This is probably the 8th edition. Fans of the book have included Samuel Johnson, Samuel Beckett, and Nick Cave

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