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Psychology & Psychoanalysis

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. An Adventure.
    MOBERLY, Charlotte Anne & Eleanor Jourdain, as Elizabeth Morison & Frances Lamont. An Adventure.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression, and extremely uncommon thus; an unexpected sensation the book ran to four impression in three months, the first print run notably small. Published anonymously the identities of the authors of this controversial work, perhaps the most famous "time slip" case in the literature, were not made public until 1931.

    In... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 145924

  2. The Principles of Psychology.
    JAMES, William. The Principles of Psychology.

    New York : 1890

    First edition, second printing, of the American philosopher and psychologist's most influential work and "the foundation of the American school of experimental psychology" (Garrison-Morton).

    Influenced by his European counterpart and contemporary Wilhelm Wundt, William James (1842-1910) viewed psychology as an experimental science based on physiology:... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 144964

  3. What Your Aura Tells Me.
    STANFORD, Ray. What Your Aura Tells Me.

    New York : 1977

    First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. An unusual work of popular pseudo-psychiatry by a self-proclaimed psychic who claimed he could see the colours of emotion in people's auras and from there ascertain their character.

    What Your Aura Tells me is a prime example of the legacy of early research into visible... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 104259

  4. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.
    SPOCK, Benjamin. Autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War.

    1967

    Three-page autograph manuscript opposing the Vietnam War by the American paediatrician Benjamin Spock, sent for publication to Ray Gardner (1919-1997), journalist and editor at the Toronto Star Weekly, and himself a peace campaigner and sometime Chairman of the British Columbia Peace Council; together with an autograph and three typed letters signed... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 141434

  5. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.
    KANT, Immanuel. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.

    Königsberg : 1798

    First edition of Kant's important contribution to the newly emerging discipline of anthropology, an introductory manual to a popular university course which the philosopher had taught for almost twenty-five years at the point of publication. Kant's Anthropologie is also noted for his classification of mental illnesses and his discussion of the importance... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 143529

  6. The Interpretation of Dreams.
    FREUD, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams.

    New York : 1913

    First edition in English of Die Traumdeutung, US issue, an unusually nice copy of the work that introduced to the English-speaking world the key ideas underlying the therapeutic practice of psychoanalysis via this translation, published simultaneously in London and New York, of the Austrian-born psychiatrist, and the first psychoanalyst to practice... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 140894

  7. Outlines of Lectures on Mental Diseases.
    MORISON, Sir Alexander. Outlines of Lectures on Mental Diseases.

    London : 1826

    Second edition of the text, the first edition with illustrations, published just a year after the Edinburgh-published first which was the first English text book on psychiatry. Thus the first illustrated textbook of psychiatry, this copy with author's presentation inscription, recipient's name neatly excised, to the half title; "With Dr. Morison's respectful... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 139288

  8. Cerebral Mechanisms in Behavior.
    JEFFRESS, Lloyd Alexander (ed.) Cerebral Mechanisms in Behavior.

    New York & London : 1951

    First edition, first printing, of this report from the California Institute of Technology's Hixon Symposium organised by acoustical scientist and a professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, Lloyd Jeffress (1900-1986), and made possible notably thanks to the Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, who was a member of the Hixon... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 144242

  9. Propaganda.
    BERNAYS, Edward L. Propaganda.

    New York : 1928

    First edition, first printing, of this seminal early study of the "benign" uses of propaganda and its place as an essential tool of democracy by Freud's nephew, "the father of public relations".

    Noam Chomsky argues that Propaganda is "the main manual of the public relations industry. Bernays is kind of the guru. He was an authentic Roosevelt/Kennedy... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 143470

  10. The Great Universe of Kota.
    CARSTAIRS, G. M. & R. L. Kapur. The Great Universe of Kota.

    London : 1976

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author G. M. Carstairs on the front free endpaper: "For Mary, with warm regards, Morris". Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 142692

  11. A Psychology of Gesture.
    WOLFF, Charlotte. A Psychology of Gesture.

    London : 1945

    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the title page.

    Wolff (1897-1986) was born in Riesenburg (now Prabuty, Poland) and studied literature and philosophy at the University of Freiburg before graduating in medicine. She then worked as a physician and psychotherapist in the predominantly under served working class districts... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141355

  12. Low Company.
    BENNEY, Mark, pseud. of Henry Ernest Degras. Low Company.

    London : 1936

    First edition of this fascinating memoir of a British burglar turned University of Chicago sociologist. Coming from London's underclass Benney chronicles his desperate childhood and his experiences in the Soho underworld between the wars, as he built his reputation as "The man who committed a hundred burglaries". Scarce in jacket.

    Degras (1910-1973)... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 142121

  13. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.
    KANT, Immanuel. Anthropologie in pragmatischer Hinsicht.

    Königsberg : 1798

    First edition of Kant's important contribution to the newly emerging discipline of anthropology, an introductory manual to a popular university course which the philosopher had taught for almost twenty-five years at the point of publication. Kant's Anthropologie is also noted for his classification of mental illnesses and his discussion of the importance... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141227

  14. The Riddle of the Sphinx: An Essay.
    CAMPION, George G. The Riddle of the Sphinx: An Essay.

    London : [1914]

    First and sole edition of this very scarce and interesting essay on education, printed for private circulation in presumably very small numbers. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title, "With the Author's Kind Regards, 22 Oct. 1914, G. G. C.". Campion (d. 1945) was consulting dental surgeon to the Manchester Dental Hospital. He... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 141399

  15. Shirley Hall Asylum: or, the Memoirs of a Monomaniac.
    ROSSETTI, William Michael - GILBERT, William. Shirley Hall Asylum: or, the Memoirs of a Monomaniac.

    London : 1863

    First edition, William Michael Rossetti's copy, with his ownership inscription dated 1865, of this very scarce imaginary study of hypothetical psychoses. At once a gothic-fantastical Victorian novel and a serious psychiatric investigation, Shirley Hall Asylum tells the stories of various inmates of a lunatic asylum from the point of view of an escapee... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 108827

  16. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.
    JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.

    London, New York and Bombay : 1902

    First edition, first impression, of one of James's masterworks, with a printed presentation slip "From the Author", from the library of the Oxford philosopher F. "Canning" S. Schiller (1864-1937), with his pencil annotations throughout.

    James focuses on four central topics: the "experiential approach and the generic meaning of religion; the... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 136480

  17. The Ways of Behaviorism.
    WATSON, John B. The Ways of Behaviorism.

    New York and London : 1928

    First edition, first printing. The chief proponent of behaviorism in the US, Watson here gives an overview of the discipline for a popular readership and its application in everyday problems; much of the book was previously published in Harper's Magazine. Uncommon in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 136446

  18. Coming of Age in Samoa.
    MEAD, Margaret. Coming of Age in Samoa.

    New York : 1928

    First edition, first printing, of Mead's first and pioneering book which launched her career as an internationally recognised anthropologist. Based on Mead's immersive field work in American Samoa in 1925, Coming of Age in Samoa is one of the most widely read anthropology books ever published. Its unwavering influence during the following decades is... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 118644

  19. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.
    DIX, Dorothea L. - KENNARD, Caroline A. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.

    [No place] : 1888

    Sole edition of a brief account of the woman who almost single-handedly created the first generation of mental asylums in America, written by the pioneering American scientist and women's rights campaigner Caroline A. Kennard.

    "In her lifetime, Dorothea Dix brought about significant changes in the care of the mentally ill in North America and... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139643

  20. Signed photograph.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Signed photograph.

    [London : 1938]

    Freud reads the manuscript of Moses and Monotheism. A superb signed photograph of Freud at work taken by the Austrian-British psychoanalyst Wilhelm Hoffer (1897-1967), depicting Freud seated at his desk in London.

    Freud had begun working on his Moses book in 1934 and partly published it in German in 1937. He arrived in London on 6 June 1938,... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 132013

  21. De la Phrénologie.
    FLOURENS, Pierre. De la Phrénologie.

    Paris : 1863

    First combined edition, being the first publication of the latter part (Des études vraies sur le cerveau), and the third edition of the first part (Examen de la Phrenologie - first published 1842), by Pierre Flourens (1794-1867), an early pioneer in neuroscience. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 137701

  22. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.
    ESQUIROL, Jean-Étienne Dominique. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.

    Paris : 1838

    First edition of "the first modern textbook of psychiatry" (Norman); this copy of especial interest as including, bound into the first volume, a fine original pencil drawing (dated 1836) of a psychiatric patient, ascribed by a later hand to the engraver Ambroise Tardieu, along with a suite of 19 proof engravings. Tardieu appears to have been responsible... Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 128843

  23. [In Cyrillic:] Lektsii o rabote glavnykh pishchevaritel'nykh zhelez.
    PAVLOV, Ivan Petrovich. [In Cyrillic:] Lektsii o rabote glavnykh pishchevaritel'nykh zhelez.

    St Petersburg : 1897

    First edition of Pavlov's celebrated Lectures on the work of the principal digestive glands, first delivered in St Petersburg the previous year, the greatest contribution to our understanding of the physiology of digestion and the work that led to his being awarded the Nobel prize for medicine in 1905. The book first describes and illustrates the artificial... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 133069

  24. La suggestibilité.
    BINET, Alfred. La suggestibilité.

    Paris : 1900

    First edition. Alfred Binet (1857-1911) was a highly influential figure in French psychiatry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, now best remembered as being the inventor, with Théodore Simon, of the first practical IQ test. La suggestibilité is an analysis of suggestibility, based on Binet's studies on schoolchildren, where he was able to... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 131461

  25. The Human Hand.
    WOLFF, Charlotte. The Human Hand.

    New York : 1943

    First US edition, first printing. This work provides an academic expansion of Wolff's 1936 work Studies in Hand Reading, in which she examined the possibility of "a close correlation between the detailed configuration of the hand and the outstanding traits forming the personality complex of the owner of the hands" (Schultz, p. 479). Wolff, who was affiliated... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 131433

  26. This Island Now.
    CARSTAIRS, G. M. This Island Now.

    London : 1963

    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 of pre-marital sex from... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 126856

  27. An Introduction to the Theory of the Human Mind.
    USHER, James. An Introduction to the Theory of the Human Mind.

    London : 1771

    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
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 125514

  28. Kaleidoscope cat.
    WAIN, Louis. Kaleidoscope cat.

    [c.1930s]

    A rare, superbly coloured "kaleidoscope" cat by the beloved "asylum artist" Louis Wain, presumed to have been created during his later years at Napsbury Asylum when his fluctuating psychological state was profoundly transforming his art. In this case, the image retains the realistic form of a mischievous cat but with the psychotic gleam and unnaturally... Learn More
    £18,500.00

    Stock Code: 125094

  29. Life and Labour.
    SMILES, Samuel. Life and Labour.

    London : 1887

    First edition. Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) had achieved wide fame with his 1859 work Self-Help, which promoted self-reliance and self-improvement, and has been seen as one of the defining texts of the Victorian era. "Believing that his essential message was only partially accepted and cautious about the effect of the extension of the franchise in 1867,... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 124687

  30. The Masters of Fate.
    SHALER, Sophia Penn. The Masters of Fate.

    New York : 1906

    First edition, first printing. The work recounts the achievements of physically infirm individuals, accounting how, through force of will, they overcome their limitations and master their fate. The author aims, through example, to offer to disabled individuals models of willpower and achievement. The book serves as a strong defence of the value of the... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 124446

  31. Observations on the Deranged Manifestations of the Mind, or Insanity.
    SPURZHEIM, J. G. Observations on the Deranged Manifestations of the Mind, or Insanity.

    Boston : 1833

    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 that it has no one specific... Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 115247

  32. Mental Affections. An Introduction to the Study of Insanity.
    MACPHERSON, John. Mental Affections. An Introduction to the Study of Insanity.

    London : 1899

    First edition. "The following pages consist of lectures delivered during several sessions to the students attending the class of Mental Diseases in the Royal Colleges' School of Medicine, Edinburgh while it cannot be claimed that they are exhaustive in scope or complete in detail, the author hopes that his general views on the aetiology of insanity,... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 115369

  33. Hints on Insanity and Signing Certificates.
    MILLAR, John. Hints on Insanity and Signing Certificates.

    London : 1877

    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). "John Millar was medical... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 114973

  34. Non-Verbal Communication.
    HINDE, Robert Aubrey (ed.) Non-Verbal Communication.

    Cambridge : 1972

    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 and a drama critic" (flap blurb),... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 112867

  35. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.
    HUBBARD, L. Ron. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

    New York : 1950

    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 and scientific establishment.... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 98090

  36. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.
    MOORE, Charles. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.

    London : 1790

    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 bear in mind. From it... Learn More
    £4,750.00

    Stock Code: 88469

  37. De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité.
    LACAN, Jacques. De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité.

    Paris : 1932

    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 idea of the paranoid phenomenon,... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 59379

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