3V Richard Burton THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY c1900 Limited Edition An... Lot 7227

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  • Sold Date: Jan 24, 2016
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LOT 7227
Seller's Estimate: USD 100 - 250

Title: The Anatomy of Melancholy, What It Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms, Prognostics, and Several Cures of It. With Their Several Sections, Members, and Subsections, Philosophically, Medically, Historically Opened and Cut Up. By Democritus Junior. With a Satirical Preface, Conducing to the Following Discourse. A New Edition Corrected and Enriched by Translations of the Numerous Classical Extracts
Author: Robert Burton - Robert Burton was an English scholar at Oxford University, best known for the classic The Anatomy of Melancholy. He was also the incumbent of St Thomas the Martyr, Oxford, and of Seagrave in Leicestershire.
Publisher: Dana Estes and Company, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: circa 1900
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details: On its surface, the book is presented as a medical textbook in which Burton applies his vast and varied learning, in the scholastic manner, to the subject of melancholia (which includes what is now termed clinical depression). Though presented as a medical text, "The Anatomy of Melancholy" is as much a sui generis work of literature as it is a scientific or philosophical text, and Burton addresses far more than his

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