The Anatomy of Melancholy. Robert BURTON.

The Anatomy of Melancholy

London: Thomas McLean, 1826. Two volumes, 8vo. 461, 612 pp. Engraved title in vol. I. Modern red half leather, marbled boards, untrimmed. Intermittent foxing, library stamps on last leaves / From the Collection of Allan B. Kirsner, M.D. Item #401980

"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).

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