THE COMPLEAT MELANCHOLICK, BEING A SEQUENCE OF FOUND, COMPOSITE, AND COMPOSED POEMS, BASED LARGELY UPON ROBERT BURTON'S THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY. Lewis Turco.

THE COMPLEAT MELANCHOLICK, BEING A SEQUENCE OF FOUND, COMPOSITE, AND COMPOSED POEMS, BASED LARGELY UPON ROBERT BURTON'S THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY.

(Bieler Press).
  • Minneapolis: The Bieler Press, (1985).
  • small 8vo.
  • stiff paper wrappers.
  • 67, (3) pages.

Price: $145.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 123518

Reprint of the hand-set limited edition. Sequence of 26 poems, often collages of the author's own lines with quotations from Burton, with some poems entirely the author's, sometimes in Burton's language, and one or two "composed" entirely from Burton. Many items were previously published elsewhere, in different versions and/or under different titles. With a woodcut entitled "Melancholy" taken from the Augsburg Chronicle (c1480). See p.3 of the 1990 Bieler catalogue.