The Anatomy Of Melancholy [Folio Society]


By Richard Burton

An extraordinary 17C work in a beautiful Folio edition

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  • First Thus [The Folio Society, London, 2005]; three volumes, brown leather spines, gilt titling & decorations, over marbled boards; housed in brown slipcase with gold titling on one face; a fine set
  • First published in 1621, this unique work is part satire, part serious reflection on the causes, cures & general theories behind the melancholic personality
  • Introduction by Philip Pullman
  • To give its full title: The Anatomy of Melancholy: what it is. With all the kindes, causes, symptomes, prognosticks, and seuerall cures of it. In three maine partitions, with their seuerall sections, members and subsections. Philosophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut vp, by Democritus Iunior