The Anatomy of Melancholy : Vvhat it is, vvith all the Kindes, Cavses, Symptomes, Prognostickes, and Severall Cvres of it: In Three Maine Partitions With Their Seuerall Sections, Members, and Subsections
Written by Robert Burton (1577-1640)
Published at Oxford and printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps in 1621.
Shelfmark: Bolton Library E.09.18.
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This is the 400th anniversary of the publication of this important work and the Bolton Library holds a first edition. It presents itself as a medical text but Burton’s book is also a work of philosophy and literature. It is a key work in the 17th century and reflects the wide interests of its owner, Archbishop Theophilus Bolton.
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