Student library info The Student library info pertains to the period when Beckett was a student at Trinity College Dublin (1923-1927) and a lecturer at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and TCD (1928-1931). It explains when he is thought to have acquired and read the book in question, based on his inscription, as well as various external sources including the official TCD college calendars, his 'Dream' Notebook, and his letters.Read: by November 1931.
Beckett owned a copy which is preserved in the Avigdor Arikha collection. There are more than 200 entries from the Anatomy inserted in Beckett's "Dream" Notebook.
Source: Beckett's "Dream" Notebook, ed. by John Pilling, p. 104.
Burton, Robert: The Anatomy of Melancholy, Vol. 3
London: George Bell & Sons, 1893
A. R. Shilleto (ed.)
A. H. Bullen (introduction)
Location: The private collection of Anne Atik, Paris
Notes: Inscription on inside back cover: 'In Wm Alexander 282'.

Available scans cover, 282, insbackcover.