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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. Die Traumdeutung.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Die Traumdeutung.

    Leipzig & Vienna : 1900 [1899]

    First edition of Freud's greatest single work, The Interpretation of Dreams, one of only 600 copies printed; very rare in the original wrappers. "Die Traumdeutung contains Freud's general theory of the psyche, which he had developed during the past decade. Using his refined understanding of the operation of the unconscious, Freud interpreted dreams... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 131686

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 140798
    VISCHER, Adolf Lukas. Barbed Wire Disease.

    London : 1919

    First and only edition in English, originally published in Zürich the previous year as Die Stacheldraht-Krankheit. Vischer was among the first to identify this psychiatric syndrome specifically affecting former prisoners of war. He based his conclusions on his experiences as a Red Cross inspector of the camps in the Balkans and Turkey in 1916-7, and... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140798

  5. 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 sick... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 136480

  6. The Crowd.
    LE BON, Dr. Gustave. The Crowd.

    London : 1896

    First edition in English, first published in Paris the previous year as Psychologie des foules. Influential study in the development of the field of crowd psychology, perhaps the first work to address the subject outside of a criminological framework; "Le Bon held that as a result of the industrial revolution, the rise of modern cities and modern communication,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140901

  7. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Das Unbehagen in der Kultur.

    Vienna : 1930

    First edition, first printing, a superb presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "To Havelock Ellis with affectionate regards Freud 1929/30". The recipient, the English psychologist Havelock Ellis (1859-1939), was a pioneer in the psychoanalysis of sexuality. He has annotated the book in several places, with pencilled underlining... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 138955

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

    New York : 1913

    First edition in English, first printing, US issue, an unusually nice copy. Originally published as Die Traumdeutung (Lepizig & Vienna, 1900 1899). This important translation, by the Austrian-born psychiatrist, and the first psychoanalyst to practice in the United States, Abraham Brill, was published simultaneously in London and New York and was Freud's... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 140894

  9. 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

  10. Behaviorism.
    WATSON, John B. Behaviorism.

    New York : 1925

    First edition in book form, signed by Watson on the front free endpaper, and scarce thus. The 12 lectures were given by Watson from 1924 to 1925 for the non-profit People's Institute as part of their adult education programme, and gave a popular overview of the behaviorist discipline. Each lecture was printed in pamphlet form afterwards by the Institute's... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 136450

  11. 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... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 118644

  12. 140335
    BRADLEY, F. H. Collected Essays.

    Oxford : 1935

    First editions, first impressions. Bradley was a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, and was the first British philosopher to be awarded the Order of Merit. The present volumes include The Presuppositions of Critical History (Bradley's earliest work), and two essays here published for the first time: The Treatment of Sexual Detail In Literature, and an... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140335

  13. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

    London : 1852

    Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only five plates over three volumes. This is an important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 140156

  14. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

    London : 1852

    Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only five plates over three volumes. This is an important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 140155

  15. 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 Europe.... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139643

  16. A Short Treatise on the Passions, Illustrative of the Human Mind, in two volumes. By a Lady.
    (PASSIONS.) A Short Treatise on the Passions, Illustrative of the Human Mind, in two volumes. By a Lady.

    London : 1810

    First edition of the wide-ranging and opinionated survey of mankind's passions and character traits, which, though purporting to have been written by a woman, is so hostile to the sex that one contemporary reviewer was convinced the work must have been written by a disgruntled man, attempting "in the paltry artifice of emasculation... to stay the proceedings... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 128935

  17. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.
    MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds.

    London : 1852

    Second edition, and the first thoroughly illustrated one, following Bentley's 1841 first edition, which had only five plates over three volumes. This is an important early work on popular delusions of all types, considering the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139739

  18. Principles of Gestalt Psychology.
    KOFFKA, Kurt. Principles of Gestalt Psychology.

    London : 1935

    First edition, UK issue, using the original American sheets with a paste over slip covering the original Harcourt Brace imprint, the dust jacket with a 37 shillings and 6 pence label.
    A systematic survey of psychology from one of the leading authorities of the subject, published as part of the International Library of Psychology, Philosophy, and... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 136449

  19. 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, announcing... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 132013

  20. Behavior.
    WATSON, John B. Behavior.

    New York : 1914

    First edition, first printing, of Watson's first book on behaviorist psychology, of which he was the principle proponent. Behaviorism as a movement in American psychology had its origin in an article Watson wrote the previous year in the Psychological Review, "Psychology as the Behaviorist Views It", and was developed in eight lectures which Watson... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 136444

  21. The Criminal Mind.
    FLEURY, Maurice de. The Criminal Mind.

    London : 1901

    First edition in English, inscribed by the author on the half-title "A mon excellent ami le D Joe Stedman a Boston, heu affectueux souvenir, Dr Maurice de Fleury". Fleury argues for criminality being physiological, rather than conditioned, and proposes eugenics, segregation, and wider (though more humane) capital punishment. Originally published in... Learn More
    £75.00

    Stock Code: 136443

  22. Behaviorism.
    WATSON, John B. Behaviorism.

    New York : 1924-25

    First editions of this series of lectures given by Watson, the chief proponent of behaviorism in the US, giving an overview of the discipline. The 12 lectures were given for the non-profit People's Institute as part of their adult education programme, with each lecture printed in pamphlet form afterwards, with the publisher's chemise subsequently issued... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 136448

  23. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.
    JUNG, Carl G. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.

    Leipzig : 1902

    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 recipient Dr August Hoch (1868-1919)... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 128837

  24. 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

  25. The Complete Psychological Works.
    FREUD, Sigmund. The Complete Psychological Works.

    London : 1975

    A complete set of the Hogarth Press's Standard Edition. This is the most authoritative collection of the psychoanalytical works of Freud, edited by James Strachey, a former student of Freud's and member of the Bloomsbury Group Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 133926

  26. 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

  27. [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

  28. The Anatomy of Melancholy.
    [BURTON, Robert.] The Anatomy of Melancholy.

    London : 1652

    Sixth edition, first published in 1621. Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy was "one of the most popular books of the seventeenth century. All the learning of the age as well as its humour - and its pedantry - are there. It has something in common with Brant's Ship of Fools, Erasmus's Praise of Folly, and More's Utopia,... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 135172

  29. 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

  30. 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,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 131433

  31. Über Spinalganglien und Rückenmark des Petromyzon.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Über Spinalganglien und Rückenmark des Petromyzon.

    [Vienna : 1878]

    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 student continued his research... Learn More
    £12,500.00

    Stock Code: 128842

  32. Folie et Déraison.
    FOUCAULT, Michel. Folie et Déraison.

    Paris : 1961

    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 format. Learn More
    £4,500.00

    Stock Code: 128844

  33. 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

  34. 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

  35. [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

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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

  42. Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.
    (VERMONT ASYLUM.) Rules for the Attendants and Assistants of the Vermont Asylum.

    Vermont : c.1850

    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 a wealthy local doctor, who... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 111218

  43. Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.
    WUNDT, Wilhelm. Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.

    London : 1894

    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 school, functionalism, formed... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 110264

  44. 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 "psychic" who claimed he could see the colours of emotion in people's auras, and can therefore ascertain their character. Ray Stanford was a self-professed psychic, founder of the Association for the Understanding of Man... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 104259

  45. 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

  46. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms' Fairy Tales.
    RODGERS, Marie. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms' Fairy Tales.

    [1953?]

    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
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 90635

  47. 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

  48. 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

  49. Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.
    FREUD, Sigmund. Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.

    Leipzig and Wien : 1905

    First edition, first impression, of Freud's work on jokes and their relationship to the unconscious. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 51016

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