Nonesuch Press - Burton (Robert). The Anatomy of Melancholy.


Nonesuch Press - Burton (Robert). The Anatomy of Melancholy.

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The Anatomy of Melancholy. What it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & several cures of it. By Democritus Junior with a satyricall preface. Illustrated by E.McKnight Kauffer. Two volumes, folio, 31cm, pp.xv[1], 588, London: The Nonesuch Press, 1925.

Monotype Plantin, redesigned for this edition, printed at the Westminster Press. This, one of 750 (790) copies printed on Dutch cream laid paper with the Nonesuch watermark. A total of 115 line illustrations appear in vol.I, and 85 in vol.II, all by E.McKnight Kauffer. All edges untrimmed; black endpapers, cased in quarter natural parchment with Italian printed paper sides, predominantly black, maroon and white, spine titled in gilt. Slight wear to corners. A very good to fine set.

(Dreyfus 28) 'This was the first of three Nonesuch books illustrated by Kauffer. The illustrations include several of the Nonesuch circle (Francis Meynell, Vera Meynell, Marion Dorn) but not all can be identified with certainty.'

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