Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (2006). First Edition. Hardcover. first printing, octavo size, 356 pp. Fine / Fine. Item #CNJL2379
Angus Gowland investigates the theory of melancholy and its many applications in the Renaissance by means of a wide-ranging contextual analysis of Robert Burton's encylopaedic "Anatomy of Melancholy" (first edition 1621) (n.b., from dust jacket flap).
___DESCRIPTION: Bound in full black cloth over boards, spine stamped with gilt lettering and design in blue; octavo size (9 3/16" x 6 1/8"), pagination [i-vi] vii-xii, 1-338 [6, list of "Ideas In Context"]. In the publisher's dust jacket unclipped and also not priced, illustration on the front panel taken from "Hieroglyphica" (Lyon, 1626).
___CONDITION: Volume is fine, with clean boards, straight corners without any rubbing or bumping, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings. Dust jacket is complete, clean and utterly without edgewear.
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