London: The Folio Society, 2005. Second printing. Hardcover. 548pp., 325pp., 586pp.. Octavo [24cm]. 1/4 buckram and green marbled paper over boards. Orange endsheets with a similarly colored topstain. The corners of each volume are just very slightly rubbed. In a black paper slipcase with gold lettering. Slipcase slightly shelfworn. Very good +. Item #60199
From the British Library: "The encyclopaedic Anatomy of Melancholy was produced by the English clergyman Robert Burton (1577–1640) andexplores a dizzying assortment of mental afflictions, including what might now be called depression. Burton considers melancholy to be an ‘inbred malady’ in all of us and admits that he is ‘not a little offended’ by it himself"