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Wed, Aug 17, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 25

The Anatomy of Melancholy

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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The Anatomy of Melancholy, What It Is, With All the Kindes, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes, and Several Cures Of It, first edition, by Robert Burton, printed at Oxford by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1621, bound in dark green leather with gilt bordered boards and gilt spine, gilt edges, marbled endpapers, 7" x 5 3/4". Provenance: From the Collection of Dr. Fin Sparre, Wilmington, DE.

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Very good condition. Very minor shelf wear to boards and spine. Some of the pages are trimmed closely, but there is no apparent loss. No apparent text loss throughout the book. A few pages have minor small stains. The first seven pages have very small insect damages to the corner. The book appears to be complete (not guaranteed).

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