Ferrand, Jacques (b. 1575?) Erotomania or a Treatise Discoursing of the Essence, Causes, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Cure of Love or E
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Ferrand, Jacques (b. 1575?) Erotomania or a Treatise Discoursing of the Essence, Causes, Symptomes, Prognosticks, and Cure of Love or Erotique Melancholy. Oxford: Printed by L. Lichfield and are to be sold by Edward Forrest, 1640. First edition, octavo, title page printed in red and black within typographical ornament border; neatly bound in full leather, period style, some paper flaws at the head of some leaves, 5 3/4 3 1/2 in.
Ferrand's work first came out in French in 1610. Scholars wonder whether Burton had a copy of the first French edition, and borrowed from it for his Anatomy of Melancholy, or not. The Inquisition showed an interest, and tried Ferrand for heresy. Today, the work provides a rare insight into 17th century understandings of anxiety, depression, love relationships, gender roles, and other matters related to psychology and social assumptions and norms.
a-b8, c4, A-Z8, (Z7 & 8 blank & present).
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