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The Anatomy of Melancholy. In 2 volumes, complete.

by BURTON, Robert (Democritus Junior)

First Thus

Price: $1,100.00
from: Rose's Books, IOBA

  • Seller Inventory #: 002942
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Near Fine
  • Illustrator: Delin, Thurston
  • Edition: First Thus
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J. Cundee
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1800

London: J. Cundee, 1800. Stated Ninth Edition, corrected; to which is now first prefixed, An Account of the Author. In 2 volumes, complete. Re-backed, fresh hinges by Talin Bookbindery, gilt ruling, six compartments, blindstamped decoration, gilt titles. Original marble endpapers. xxiv, 596, 601, 11 (table of contents), 2 (advertising) pp. Frontispiece engraving by Thurston Delin. Argument of the Frontispiece. "Democritus Junior ad Librum suum" (2 pp.) "The Author's Abstract of Melancholy" (1 p.); Advertisement (1 p.); Cameo engraving of author, "An Account of the Author" (10 pp.); "Democritus Junior to the Reader (114 pp.); 2 pp. in Latin; "The Synopsis of the First Partition" (an outline of topics, 5 pp.), The First Partition (461 pp.). Anatomy of the Body, Anatomy of the Soul, Diseases of the Mind, Causes of Melancholy -- a truly fascinating look into very early thinking about mental illness. Scuffing, a few small scrapes, repaired wear to corners. Near fine.. First Thus. Full-Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Delin, Thurston. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.