Albert Parsons Sachs

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(The book found in Vallejo)

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Bookplate: “Ex Libris Albert Parsons Sachs.” The bookplate is illustrated with an elderly bearded man sitting with an open book in front of him. There is a candle and microscope to his left, and a human skull to his right. In the back right is the statue of Discobolus of Myron (Greek discus thrower). [Located in X Sermons, John Donne, The Nonesuch Press, 1923 and in The Anatomie of Melancholy. The Nonesuch Press. 1925]

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Albert Parsons Sach. Chemist from Columbia University and science editor of the New York World. Sachs was also a noted book collector. Some of his collection was sold in November 1932 in Sale Number 27 by Ritter-Hopkins Galleries in New York City.

The Anatomie of Melancholy

  • Robert Burton / Illustrated by E. McKnight Knauffer
  • The Nonesuch Press
  • Publish No: 0