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DIX, Dorothea L. - KENNARD, Caroline A. Miss Dorothea L. Dix and her Life-Work.
[No place] : 1888Sole 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
WOLFF, Charlotte. The Human Hand.
New York : 1943First 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... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131433
JAMES, William. The Varieties of Religious Experience. A Study in Human Nature.
London, New York and Bombay : 1902First 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
CAMPION, George G. The Riddle of the Sphinx: An Essay.
London : 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
SHALER, Sophia Penn. The Masters of Fate.
New York : 1906First 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
FREUD, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams.
London : 1913First edition in English. This is the translation that introduced Freud to the English-speaking world. It was published simultaneously in the UK and the USA immediately establishing Freud as an international heavyweight. Perhaps no other work of the century did more to affect the minds of Westerners than this. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 148515
JAMES, William. The Principles of Psychology.
New York : 1890First edition, first 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, James viewed psychology as an experimental science based on physiology: this, his masterwork,... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 148499
JAMES, William. The Principles of Psychology.
New York : 1890First 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
DREVER, James. The Psychology of Industry.
London : 1921First edition, first impression, retaining the rare jacket, applying studies of contemporary psychology to business, to optimize worker productivity, enhance advertising, and fine-tune salesmanship. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 150360
DELLA PORTA, Giovanni Battista; INGEGNERI, Giovanni. La Fisonomia dell' huomo, e La Celeste.
Venice : 1652A very attractive copy of this 17th-century collection of two works on physiognomy and another on astrology, all in Italian, splendidly illustrated throughout, with especially compelling comparisons of human and animal features and their parallel personalities.
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the notion of physiognomy, that a person's character... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 150512
WOLFF, Charlotte. A Psychology of Gesture.
London : 1945First 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
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
PAVLOV, Ivan Petrovich. [In Cyrillic:] Lektsii o rabote glavnykh pishchevaritel'nykh zhelez.
St Petersburg : 1897First 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. This copy has a very fitting contemporary medical... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 133069
MOBERLY, Charlotte Anne & Eleanor Jourdain, as Elizabeth Morison & Frances Lamont. An Adventure.
London : 1911First 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
MEAD, Margaret. Coming of Age in Samoa.
New York : 1928First 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
MACKAY, Charles. Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions.
London : 1841First edition. Mackay's important early work of social psychology discusses popular delusions of all types and considers the credulous enthusiasm of mankind for phenomena such as alchemy, witchcraft, relics, the Crusades, urban myths, as well as economic events such as the tulip bubble, the Mississippi Bubble, and the South Sea Bubble. Still in print,... Learn More£8,750.00
Stock Code: 139863
ESQUIROL, Jean-Étienne Dominique. Des maladies mentales considérées sous les rapports médical, hygiénique et médico-légal.
Paris : 1838First 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
FREUD, Sigmund. Über den Traum.
Wiesbaden : 1911Second edition of the popularised and enlarged version of Freud's greatest single work, The Interpretation of Dreams. Die Traumdeutung was first published in 1899, and the first popularised edition appeared in 1901.
"On February 1, 1900, Freud wrote that he had promised a condensed version of the 'Interpretation of Dreams' for Loewenfeld's series... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 131844
STANFORD, Ray. What Your Aura Tells Me.
New York : 1977First 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
SMILES, Samuel. Life and Labour.
London : 1887First 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
BERNAYS, Edward L. Propaganda.
New York : 1928First 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
LACAN, Jacques. De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité.
Paris : 1932First 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
MORISON, Sir Alexander. Outlines of Lectures on Mental Diseases.
London : 1826Second 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
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