The Anatomy of Melancholy

Burton, Robert

The Anatomy of Melancholy

London: Nonesuch Press, 1925

offered byCollectorsFolio

LIMITED EDITION, one of 750 copies.


All I can say is that most modern books weary me, but Burton never does...His writing is like talk, learned but earthy, and once he starts, he is hard to stop...That he was a humorist in our sense of the word we need no biographical facts to attest: The Anatomy of Melancholy is, by a magnificent and somehow very English irony, one of the great comic works of the world.— Anthony Burgess  

 

Two volumes. Quarto. Original vellum-backed decorative
boards. Printed on Dutch paper. An excellent set, clean throughout. 

$500

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