BURTON (ROBERT) The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is, With All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes & Severall Cures of it... by Democritus Junior, Oxford, [John Lichfield for] Henry Cripps, 1632

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Lot 278
BURTON (ROBERT)
The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is, With All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes & Severall Cures of it... by Democritus Junior, Oxford, [John Lichfield for] Henry Cripps, 1632

£ 600 - 800
US$ 820 - 1,100
[BURTON (ROBERT)]
The Anatomy of Melancholy: What It Is, With All the Kinds, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes & Severall Cures of it... by Democritus Junior, fourth edition, engraved title within allegorical border, woodcut headpieces and ornaments, woodcut device on colophon, 'Argument of the frontispiece' leaf torn in margin, 4 leaves with small rust hole affecting some letters, very small dampstain in lower fore-corner of approximately 80 pages, contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands, repaired at head [ESTC S122249; Madan I, p.162; STC 4162], folio (280 x 180mm.), Oxford, [John Lichfield for] Henry Cripps, 1632

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Lewis Anwyl, ownership signature on "To the Reader" leaf and "Annvill decimo" on rear paste-down (see also lots 275 and 354); the same leaf also with notes by an early reader, including "Amulet for ague 399" [a spider amulet], "philantia [or self-love] 120", "Sex res non naturales... fol. 64" [on diet and meat], and "Ja: Boissard: de divinatione et magicis praesigiis... [?] a bry hist. America" (Jean-Jacques Boissard's Tractatus posthumus... de divinatione... incisis per Joh. Theod. de Bry, discussing witchcraft in Europe and America, was first published in 1611); Porkington Library label. See illustration on preceding page.
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