The Anatomy of Melancholy

BURTON, Robert (1577-1640)

Published by Thomas McLean, London, 1826
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Two volumes, 8vo. 461, 612 pp. Engraved title in vol. I. Modern red half leather, marbled boards, untrimmed. "The first psychiatric encyclopedia, citing nearly 500 medical authors, and also a literary tour de force. Burton was prompted to write this book because of his own bouts with depression. It is one of the most popular psychiatric books ever written, appearing in over 70 editions since its original publication. It was one of Sir William Osler's favorite books" (Garrison-Morton-Norman 4918.1, the first edition of 1621). Intermittent foxing, library stamps on last leaves From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Bookseller Inventory # 401980

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Title: The Anatomy of Melancholy

Publisher: Thomas McLean, London

Publication Date: 1826

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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