Anatomy of Melancholy


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[004165] Democritus Junior [Burton, Robert] The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostics, and Several Cures of It Etc. Etc. London: J. Walker; R. Lea; J. Cuthell; J. Nunn; Longman and Co.; Lackington, Allen and Co.; Otridge and Son; S. Bagster; J. Black; T. Hamilton; Cradock and Joy; and R. Saunders, 1813. Reprint. 8vo. Hardback. Good+. Two volumes complete – Volume One – [4], vii, xxiv, [1], 2-461pp, [1] and Volume Two – [3], 2-612pp. Contemporary full straight grain morocco, raised bands, spines in six panels, title lettered direct to second panel, author and volume to fifth, remaining panels with central gilt flower head lozenge, gilt roll to bands, accentuated with black paint above and below, with date in gilt on black to foot, covers with triple fillet border surrounding a gilt anthemion roll, gilt roll to inner edges, all edges marbled

Sporadic surface abrasion to covers with some loss to gilt rolls, but generally in good order. Internally some light browning, occasional light spotting, a few notes, some in pencil and three lines in pen, to front pastedown of first volume, previous owner’s name to head of titles, otherwise fairly bright and clean

First published in 1621, this is the stated eleventh edition, “corrected to which is now prefixed an account of the author”