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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to psychoanalysis, psychology, and historical works of related interest.

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  1. 128870comp
    First edition, first impression, this copy inscribed by the author with initials on the front free endpaper: "In gratitude for your help. C.S.M."; a timely contribution to the literature of the treatment of war neuroses by one of its most sympathetic practitioners. "In 1915 Myers was given a commission in the Royal Army... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 128870

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  2. 128842
    Freud's third paper published as a medical..."> First separate printing, presentation copy, with Freud's inscription at the head of the front wrapper: "Seinem lieben Freunde, Hernn Chem. Dr. S. Herzig d. Verf." Josef Herzig (1853-1924), professor of chemistry at the University of Vienna, was one of Freud's lifelong friends.
    Freud's third paper published as a medical... Learn More
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  3. 128844
    First edition, first printing, rare advance issue. This is not the well-known book edition with the Goya cover but one of only a few advance copies of Foucault's thesis. According to Didier Eribon, Foucault's biographer, the usual practice of the University of Paris at the time was to issue five copies in this simple wrappered... Learn More
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  4. 128841
    First separate printing, presentation copy, with Freud's inscription at the head of the front wrapper, "Rollett", that is, Alexander Rollett (1834-1903), the Austrian physiologist and histologist. The presentation was likely made at the suggestion of Freud's supervisor, Professor Ernst Brücke, who had mentored Rollett in... Learn More
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  5. 128838comp
    First edition, first printing, presentation copy to his son Ernst Freud (1892-1970) and his wife Lucie "Lux" Brasch (1896-1989), parents of Clement and Lucian Freud, shakily inscribed by the author, "Seinem lieben Kindern Ernst und Lux, vom verfass, März 1939". The book known by its English title as Moses and Monotheism... Learn More
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  6. 128837
    A superb association: the..."> First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed by the author at the head of the front board, "Herrn Dr. Hoch mit den besten Grüssen, der Verfasser." This is the true first edition of Jung's doctoral dissertation, published in advance of the book version issued later the same year.
    A superb association: the... Learn More
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  7. 126856
    First edition, first impression. With a compliments slip from the publisher and the author loosely inserted. Carstairs used his Reith Lecture to analyse social changes that have taken place over the century, including changes to sexual morality, the role of women, and the prevalence of violence and mental illness. His condoning... Learn More
    £125

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  8. 125967
    Fourth edition: "A fourth edition having been called for, the opportunity has been taken to the revise the matter contained in previous editions. Some additions have also been made". First published in 1885. The Handbook arose from the resolution of a meeting of the MPA in 1883 that "a committee of the medical officers of... Learn More
    £75

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  9. 125514
    First edition by the Catholic priest and schoolmaster James Usher (1720-1771). Usher sought to provide a system of the mind which could be used to counter the Deists, and prove that the operation of the mind was a parcel of, and proof of, God's divine plan. The book is scarce, with ESTC listing only 11 copies. Learn More
    £750

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  10. 124667
    First edition, first printing, of this historical study inspired by Clifford Beers's American Foundation for Mental Hygiene. Learn More
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  11. 115247
    First US edition, originally published at London in 1817. William Blake possessed a copy and annotated it: "Spurzheim's book of 1817 on insanity begins with a criticism of the public attitude toward and the medical treatment of madness... He argues that insanity and its symptoms have as many causes as any other disease and... Learn More
    £275

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  12. Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.
    First edition in English, originally published in 1863 as Vorlesungen über die Menschen- und Thierseele. Wundt is remembered as the founder of experimental psychology (Garrison and Morton 1463 & 4976), and is particularly associated with structuralism, the first of the major schools of psychology to emerge. A competing... Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 110264

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  13. 114973
    Second edition, expanded and with a new preface, following the first of 1861: "it continues to be a matter of considerable surprise and regret that the special study of insanity should still be so ignored by the various licensing medical bodies, that it forms no necessary part of the curriculum of a medical education" (preface).... Learn More
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  14. Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.
    Founded in 1834 as the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, later renamed the Brattleboro Retreat, and still in operation today as Retreat Healthcare, the asylum was one of the first such institutions established in the United States. The initial funds for its foundation came from a bequest left by Anna Hunt Marsh, the wife of... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 111218

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  15. Non-Verbal Communication.
    First edition, first impression. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip laid in. This report on non-verbal communication in humans and animals sets out the findings of a Royal Society study group. It is accompanied by essays "written from the point of view of a linguist, zoologists, psychologists, anthropologists... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 112867

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  16. What your aura tells me.
    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £250

    Stock Code: 104259

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  17. New Babes for Old.
    First edition, first impression of this book on parenting and family health. Kok (1893-1969) was a South African-born writer and doctor who attended medical school in England during the 1920s, and was a forthright advocate for the health of women and neonates. She practised medicine until 1953, when she became a broadcaster... Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 105191

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  18. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.
    First edition, first printing of the canonical text of Scientology, through which the Dianetic movement was first launched, later developing into the religion of Scientology. In it, Hubbard introduced a branch of self-help psychology called Dianetics that proved extremely popular, despite widespread condemnation by the medical... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 98090

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  19. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms' Fairy Tales.
    Privately published and circulated among friends of Dr. Rodgers, a Jungian analyst. This is a rare collection of some of her fairy tale interpretations, including "The Frog King", "Hansel and Gretel", and "Rumpelstiltskin". Learn More
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    Stock Code: 90635

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  20. Alcohol: One Man's Meat.
    First edition, first printing of this study on alcoholism. The authors consider potential psychological, physiological, and social factors, as well as discuss successful means of treating what they define as the "abnormal drinker". Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 90449

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  21. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.
    First edition, written to combat Hume's Essay on Suicide (1783) and "one of the fullest surveys of philosophical and religious thought up to that time" (Encyclopedia of philosophy); "the most extensive treatise on the 'natural, social, moral, and religious' aspects of suicide the risk of which the psychiatrist must continually... Learn More
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    Stock Code: 88469

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  22. 51016
    First edition, first impression, of Freud's work on jokes and their relationship to the unconscious. Learn More
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    Stock Code: 51016

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  23. 59379
    First edition of Lacan's first published work. Lacan's ground-breaking thesis, particularly its central narrative of the story of the woman he named Aimée, immediately attracted the attention of the Surrealists. "To this thesis," Dali wrote in 1933, "we are indebted for giving us, for the first time, a global and homogeneous... Learn More
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