The Anatomy of Melancholy, What it Is, with all the Kindes, Causes, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Severall Cures of it in Three Partitions (2 volumes)
London: Printed for Messrs. Vernor, Hood and Sharpe, et al, J. and E. Hodson, Cross-Street, Hatton-Garden, 1806. Eleventh Edition, Corrected, To which is prefixed, an account of the author. Complete in 2 volumes. 8vo. xxiv, 461; 601, [10 pp "The Table"] pp. Half-title and frontispiece in each volume. Three-quarter brown calf with gilt ruling and decoration on spines; red morocco gilt-lettered title labels; over marbled paper covered boards; marbled endpapers. Darkening to spines; scraping & wear; occasional short pencil lines next to text; hinges cracked and with tape repair in Vol. I; front hinge cracked in Vol. II; a good set. Item #21782
"Although presented as a medical text, The Anatomy of Melancholy is as much a sui generis (unique) work of literature as it is a scientific or philosophical text, as Burton covers far more than the nomitive subject. Anatomy uses melancholy as a lens through which all human emotion and thought may be scrutinized, and virtually the entire contents of a 17th-century library are marshalled into service of this goal. It is encyclopedic in its range and reference." - wiki.