The anatomy of melancholy: vvhat it is, vvith all the kindes, causes, symptomes, prognosticks, and severall cures of it, in three maine partitions, with their severall sections, members, and subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up by Democritus Iunior ; with a satyricall preface, conducing to the following discourse.

Author

Robert Burton

Title

The anatomy of melancholy: vvhat it is, vvith all the kindes, causes, symptomes, prognosticks, and severall cures of it, in three maine partitions, with their severall sections, members, and subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up by Democritus Iunior ; with a satyricall preface, conducing to the following discourse.

Date

1624

Place

Ao Dom. [Oxford]

Publisher

Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps.

Language

English
Latin
Greek

Edition

The second edition, corrected and augmented by the Author.

Note

NOTE:
STC records 10+ copies. ESTC records 31 copies. Additional copy at Fisher. See Kiessling (1989) Vol. 1, xlv.

COLLATION:
(folio) A-G4 H6, 2A-4D4 [$3 (-A1, 2A2; +H4; N2 and N3 have been switched; G2, G4, 2B3, 2Q2-2S1 all wanting)]. [4] 1-64 [4] 1-46, 49-50, 53-94, 97-98, 95-96, 99-188 [4] 191-298, 315-332 [2] 333-379, 370-382, 389-391, 386-557 [7]. 63 misnumbered as 93, 126 as 125, 371 as 372, 457 as 455, 512 as 511.
Boards measure 27.2 x 18.5 cm.
Leaves measure 26.8 x 18.2 cm.

TYPE:
Roman; Italic; Greek

DEDICATIONS:
1. George Berkeley, Knight of the Bath.
2. Democritus Junior to the Reader.

TABLES AND INDEXES:
Index (at back); "synopses" throughout.

ILLUSTRATIONS:
Ornamented and historiated initials; head and tail pieces. Printer's device, McKerrow #336 (unlisted).

PRINTED MARGINALIA:
Heavy.

WATERMARK:
Shield(?) Centre.

BINDING:
Late 17th c. speckled dark brown calf over pasteboards has triple fillets in blind (Pearson, EBS, p. 180 #6). Rebacked spine in darker calf has six compartments, five raised bands. Title in compartment 2, author in compartment 4, and date of publication in compartment 6 all tooled in gilt. Speckled edges in red; later pastedowns and flys. Thong supports present on backboard.

IMPRINT:
Ao Dom. 1624.

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

638

Call Number

PR2223 .A1 1624

Item Type

Book

Files

Dedication page.jpg
To the reader.jpg
On the matter of melancholy.jpg
A digression of the nature of spirits.jpg

Collection

Citation

Robert Burton, “The anatomy of melancholy: vvhat it is, vvith all the kindes, causes, symptomes, prognosticks, and severall cures of it, in three maine partitions, with their severall sections, members, and subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically opened and cut up by Democritus Iunior ; with a satyricall preface, conducing to the following discourse.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed April 17, 2024, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/8500.