THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. Robert Burton, Democritus Junior.
THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY.
THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY.

THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY.

London: Nonesuch Press, 1925.

Limited to 750 copies, this no. 749. Two volumes. Folio. xv [i], 299p, [v]; [viii], 301-588, [viii]. Illustrated by E. McKnight Kauffer. Gilt-titled parchment vellum spines with Italian pattern paper sides. Printed by the Westminster Press on Dutch cream laid paper with the Nonesuch watermark. Spines with some light soil, else quite ffesh and crisp copies, uncut and unopened. These are very difficult to find in nice condition, and these are the best copies we have ever seen. Item #19587

"Kauffer's illustrations for Burton's text provoked some spirited public arguments. Sir Edmund Gosse declared them 'hideous and irrelevant, and that a child would deserve to be smacked for drawing them'. But they were stoutly defended by Roger Fry... whose remarks were later reprinted as 'Book Illustration and a Modern Example' in Transformations (1926)." Dreyfus 28, p. 191.

Price: $1,000.00

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