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Book Number 2196 
Author Burton, Robert 
Title The Anatomy of Melancholy 
Date 1676 
Publisher Peter Parker 
Place of Publication London 
Edition 8th edition. 
Volume Information  
Cover original full calf boards rebacked expertly, spine with 6 compartments of raised bands, gilt lettering on two, all edges speckled red. 
Illustration Engraved title page by Christoffel Le Bron, with illustrations representing the effects of Melancholy from Superstition, Solitude, Love and Hypochondriasis. 
Size Small folio 
Condition In very good condition 
Provenance  
Pagination P. half-title, frontis, engraved title page, blank, dedication, blank, (2), 46, (6), 434, index (8), (2). 
Reference Wing B6184. Jordan Smith 8. 
Translation Info  
Notes With the rare leaf listing “Books printed for and sold by Peter Parker.” 8th edition is the last 17th Century edition, first was c.1621.“The first psychiatric encyclopedia, citing nearly 500 medical authors, and also a literary tour de force” (Garrison-Morton 4918.1) “The first psychiatric encyclopedia, citing nearly 500 medical authors, and also a literary tour de force” (Garrison-Morton 4918.1) 
Price (US$) 3750  
Short Description Book Medical; Book Social Sciences General 
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