The anatomy of melancholy
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Published by G. Bell and sons, ltd. in London .
Written in English


  • Melancholy -- Early works to 1800.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Robert Burton...
GenreEarly works to 1800.
SeriesOn cover: Bohn"s popular library
ContributionsShilleto, Arthur Richard, 1848-1894, ed., Bullen, A. H. 1857-1920
LC ClassificationsPR2223 .A1 1923
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL6672837M
LC Control Number24031987

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