Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1989-2000. 8vo. 6 volumes, set. Volumes 1, 2, 4 & 6 are first impressions. Volume 5 is a second impression. Volume 3 (first published in 1994) is a reprint from 2000. First published in 1621. Original navy cloth, gilt. Contents clean and without ownership marks or annotations. Volume 3, which has no d/w, appears to be a print on demand reprint. The binding is fine but the paper is very white. The d/ws of volumes 1 & 2 are slightly faded on the spines and a little dust-marked. Fine in near fine d/ws. Item #7227
Robert Burton's The Aanatomy of Melancholy is one of the last great works of English prose to have remained unedited. This is the authoritative edition of the work. The text is based on a complete collation of all six editions published in Burton's lifetime. Three volumes of text are followed by commentary and an index. Complete sets are very uncommon.
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