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(WORLD WAR II; PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE.) Current Combat Leaflets.
Paris : 1944Extremely uncommon internal psyops production, classified "Restricted", and numbered 36 in an unstated print-run. No records on Copac, OCLC, or KVK, but copies located at UCL in the papers of Sir Gavin de Beer, the influential evolutionary embryologist who served as lieutenant-colonel in charge of psychological warfare in the field at SHAEF, and following... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 113423
JUNG, Carl G. Zur Psychologie und Pathologie sogenannter occulter Phänomene.
Leipzig : 1902First 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
KOFFKA, Kurt. Principles of Gestalt Psychology.
London : 1935First 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
HAYEK, Friedrich August von. The Sensory Order. An Inquiry into the Foundations of Theoretical Psychology.
London : 1952First UK edition, first impression, published in Chicago in the same year. The Sensory Order, Hayek's second book after his move to Chicago, is the final form of a thesis Hayek had developed in Vienna in the 1920s on philosophical psychology. Hayek argues that there are inherent limits to the human mind's capacity to understand itself, and... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136756
FREUD, Sigmund. The Complete Psychological Works.
London : 1975A 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
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
WUNDT, Wilhelm. Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.
London : 1894First 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
BLOCH, Robert. Psycho.
New York : 1959First edition, first printing, signed by the author on the half-title. Rare with the jacket in such nice condition. The work was the basis for Hitchcock's seminal film of the same title, released a year after the book was published. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126639
ELLIS, Bret Easton. American Psycho.
London : 1998First English-language hardcover edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Mark, best wishes, Bret Easton Ellis". Together with a ticket for the book signing, and two photographs taken at the event. The novel was initially published in 1991 in a trade paperback edition only, issued by Vintage Books after Simon and Schuster... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 136047
EVANS, Edward Payson. Evolutional Ethics and Animal Psychology.
London : 1898First edition. Having graduated from the University of Michigan and studied for three years at Göttingen, Berlin and Munich, in 1862 Evans was appointed Professor of Modern Languages at his alma mater. He resigned in 1870 to become a private scholar and freelance journalist ; "and before long his high, broad forehead and flowing beard were a permanent... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 44950
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
FOWLER, Richard. An attempt to solve some of the difficulties of the Berkleyan controversy, by well-ascertained physiological and psychological facts;
Salisbury : First edition, presentation copies, inscribed by the author to George Matcham with his "kind regards". In each pamphlet Fowler contends with Berkeley's arguments against matter, striving to explain their obscurities through the use of accessible biological and medical examples. Fowler (1765-1863) was the leading physician at the Salisbury Infirmary.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 121151
(RUSSELL, Bertrand.) RICHARDSON, Lewis F. Mathematical Psychology of War.
Oxford : 1919First edition of Richardson's first and pioneering paper on the subject, containing Russell's 20-line contribution, "Problem: To Produce in Two Nations a Mutual Will to War" (pp. 15-16). It was published at the author's own expense, costing him 35 for 300 copies total. In this fifty-page essay the mathematician and pacifist Lewis Fry Richardson (1881-1953)... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 135563
WAIN, Louis. [Kaleidoscope cat.]
c.1930sA 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
(TANGRAM.) Al gioco cinese chiamato il rompicapo. Appendice di figure
Florence : 1818First edition of this uncommon and early work on Chinese tangrams, the Florentine issue. There was also an issue published in Milan the same year by Pietro and Giuseppe Vallardi (no priority established, though the Milanese issue appears to have had hand-coloured plates rather than sepia).
Both issues are scarce in commerce and institutions, with... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 134823
JENNINGS, Richard. Social Delusions concerning Wealth and Want.
London : 1856First edition of Jennings's second work. Jenning's works are "notable as early attempts to relate the study of psychology and physiology to political economy" (The New Palgrave II, p. 1008). According to Edgeworth, Jennings "will be remembered as one of those who in Jevons's words first 'clearly appreciated the nature and importance of the law of utility.'"... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 124353
BEATTIE, James. Elements of Moral Science.
Edinburgh : 1790First edition, volume I only; volume II was published in 1793. As the professor of moral philosophy and logic at Marischal College, Aberdeen from 1760 to 1803, Beattie delivered some 300 or so lectures annually to final year arts students. "He was a gifted and conscientious teacher, as shown by the surviving notes taken in his lectures by his students,... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 118366
JENNINGS, Richard. Natural Elements of Political Economy.
London : 1855First edition. The author of two works which are "notable as early attempts to relate the study of psychology and physiology to political economy. In his Natural Elements, Jennings defined political economy as investigating 'the relations of human nature and exchangeable objects'. Consumption he defined as concerned with the contemplated effect of external... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 86072
JAMES, William. Memories and Studies.
New York : 1911First edition, first printing, of a collection of the American philosopher and psychologist's speeches and essays, most notably "The Moral Equivalent of War", which was first published here in book form. His son, Henry James Jr., provides the preface: "Professor William James formed the intention shortly before his death of republishing a number of... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 117855
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£9,500.00
Stock Code: 122063
WIENER, Norbert. Cybernetics or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine.
New York & Paris : 1948First American edition, first printing, published a few months after the edition published in Paris by Hermann et Cie. in printed wrappers. This book by the American mathematician and philosopher Norbert Wiener (1894-1964) saw the first public introduction of the term "cybernetics". Conceived narrowly, cybernetics is the study of the relation between... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 124345
CORDEMOY, Louis Géraud de. A Philosophicall Discourse concerning Speech,
London : 1668First edition in English. Géraud de Cordemoy (1626-1684), philosopher, historian and lawyer, was one of the leading Cartesians of his day; his Discours de la parole was first published at Paris in the same year, 1668. "In his day, judging from the speed with which his writings were translated into Latin and English, Cordemoy was a highly respected,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 110051
H.D. [i.e. Hilda Doolittle.] Hedylus.
Stratford-upon-Avon : 1928 [but 1929]First edition, first impression, UK issue. In all 775 copies were printed, of which 750 were for sale in the UK and US; 520 copies were sent to Houghton Mifflin (who published on 19 October 1928), making this one of the 225 copies sent to Basil Blackwell (published 26 January 1929). H.D. (1886-1961) was "a key figure in the international Imagist movement... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 135643
(ANTIUNIVERSITY OF LONDON.) Poster announcing the opening of the Antiuniversity of London.
Leicester : [c. February 1968]A striking promotional poster announcing the opening of the Antiuniversity of London on 12 February 1968 and advertising a list of its faculty members, including most of the major names in London's counter-culture: from Alexander Trocchi and Jeff Nuttall to the black liberationists Obi Egbuna and Calvin Hernton, feminist psychoanalyst Juliet Mitchell,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 132164
MILL, James. Analysis of the Phenomena of the Human Mind.
London : 1829First edition of Mill's chief philosophical work. "Mill tries to show how all mental activity can be explained by the ways in which the sensations obtained through sense receptors, such as ears, eyes and nose, associate with each other in an organized way, and form more complex emotions, ideas and capacities. It is largely an exercise in logical construction... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 107491
FREUD, Sigmund. Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.
Leipzig and Wien : 1905First edition, first impression. In Jokes and their Relation to the Unconscious, Freud distinguishes between jokes, the comic, and humour, arguing that the formation of jokes like dreams can be traced to the unconscious. Divided into three parts, the investigation psychoanalyses the technique of jokes, the motives behind them, and the relationship... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 126431
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£22,500.00
Stock Code: 128845
[DUNNE, Mary Chavelita.] EGERTON, George. Discords.
London : 1894First edition, number 6 in Lane's Keynotes series. Egerton's first book, Keynotes (1893), was the inaugural volume in the Keynotes series. "The book was brought out in a distinctive format with a cover design by Aubrey Beardsley. Keynotes having created a stir, Lane, never a man to miss a chance to capitalize on the public's attention,... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 137122
MURRELL, Christine M. Womanhood and Health.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, of Murrell's series of lectures which she gave at the London County Council over a period of 20 years. Born in London, Christine Mary Murrell (18741933) was a British medical doctor, women's rights activist, and the first female member of the British Medical Association's Central Council. She graduated from the London... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 137330
HERDER, Johann Gottfried. Verstand und Erfahrung [& Vernunft und Sprache].
Leipzig : 1799First edition of Herder's attack on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Herder's attack on Kant, his former tutor and the near-undisputed king of German philosophy, led to outrage among Herder's contemporaries; Goethe is reported to have said that had he known Herder was writing the book, he would have begged him to suppress it. The work represents Kant's... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 128670
BENTHAM, Jeremy. A Table of the Springs of Action: shewing The several Species of Pleasures and Pains, of which Man's Nature is susceptible:
London : 1817First published edition. "In 1815 Bentham printed, but did not publish, a large folding Table of the Springs of Action Shewing the Several Species of Pleasures and Pains of which Man's Nature is Susceptible:... to which are added thirty-two pages of Explanatory Notes and Observations. The table is amusing but unnecessarily exhaustive and the dyslogistic... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 101526
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,... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 131433
PRICHARD, James Cowles The Natural History of Man
London, Paris & Madrid : 1855An attractively bound and illustrated fourth edition of an important book, edited and enlarged by Edwin Norris, first published in 1848. Physician and ethnologist James Cowles Prichard was (along with William Lawrence and Charles William Wells) one of the three British scientific precursors to Darwin and evolutionary theory. His central idea was the... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 80676
JAMES, William. Essays in Radical Empiricism.
London : 1912First UK edition, first impression, published the same year as the first US edition. Review copy, with the publisher's slip loosely inserted, and with the contemporary ownership signature of A. Barnatt Brown on the front free endpaper, with a note identifying him as having reviewed the book in the journal British Friend.
James originally assembled... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 127814
[BURTON, Robert.] The Anatomy of Melancholy.
London : 1652Sixth 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
MYERS, Charles S. Shell Shock in France 1914-18.
1940First Edition. 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 Medical Corps and in 1916 he was appointed consultant psychologist to the British armies in France. Frustrated with opposition to his view that shell-shock was a treatable... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 135190
RUSSELL, Bertrand. On Some Difficulties in the Theory of Transfinite Numbers and Order Types.
London : 1905Original offprint, presentation copy, inscribed by the author in the upper margin of the first leaf, "James Ward from B.R." and with Ward's pencil annotations throughout. James Ward, philosopher and psychologist, was made a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1875, and in 1897 was appointed to the newly founded professorship of mental philosophy... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 99896
MARQUAND, Allan. A New Logical Machine.
Boston : 1886Original offprint of Allan Marquand's presentation of his new logical machine to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in November, 1885. A student of Charles Sanders Peirce, Marquand (1853-1924) graduated from Princeton in 1874 and obtained his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1880 from Johns Hopkins University, returning to Princeton in 1881 to teach Latin... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 100212
BUCCI, Anselmo. Croquis du front italien - 50 pointes sèches documentaires.
Paris : 1917First edition of 125 copies only, this one of 100 on Hollande, after 25 on japon. Extremely uncommon, OCLC lists only the 1997 reprint, just one copy at auction over the last 40 years. Superb series of etched illustrations of life on the Italian Front as a member of a volunteer cyclist battalion. Born in Fossombrone in the Marche, Bucci (1887-1955)... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 91489
WASSON, R. Gordon. Soma: Divine Mushroom of Immortality.
New York : 1968First and limited edition, number 224 of 680 copies printed on handmade paper. Wasson's work on ethno-mycological studies brought increased scholarly attention to the importance of psychoactive plants in cultural and spiritual activities. In this work, through "intelligent and sometimes brilliant but always sensitive and unexpected ways... he proposes... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120133
DINGWALL, Eric John. Very Peculiar People.
London : 1950First edition, first impression, this copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper; "With best wishes from the author, E.J. Dingwall, Crowhurst, 1972". Typically recherché material from Dingwall, "portrait studies of peculiar, or abnormal, personalities, and an analysis of the psychological problems they present each chapter is followed... Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 136030
WOOLF, Virginia. A Room of One's Own.
London : 1929First trade edition, first impression, of Woolf's feminist literary manifesto, in which she assesses the history of women as writers and the challenges they have faced. She notes the effects of patriarchal literary culture on female characters, and makes the case that women must carve out both physical and psychological space for themselves in order... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 136551
NIETZSCHE, Friedrich. Götzen-Dämmerung oder Wie man mit dem Hammer philosophirt.
Leipzig : 1889 [but 1888]First edition, first issue, of Nietzsche's last great work before his psychological collapse in January 1889, with an excellent association; the heavily annotated copy of Heinrich Köselitz, Nietzsche's amanuensis and most frequent correspondent, and the person responsible for the title of this work, with the surname of his pseudonym, "Gast" (a name... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 126701
HERDER, Johann Gottfried. Verstand und Erfahrung [- Vernunft und Sprache].
Leipzig : 1799First edition of Herder's attack on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Herder's attack on his former tutor and the near-undisputed king of German philosophy, led to outrage among his contemporaries; Goethe is reported to have said that had he known Herder was writing the book, he would have begged him to suppress it. The work represents Kant's Critique... Learn More£1,200.00
Stock Code: 138484
DU MAURIER, Daphne. Rebecca.
London : 1938First edition, first impression, with a slip inscribed by the author "yours sincerely Daphne Du Maurier" loosely inserted. Du Maurier's popular second novel - scarce in the dust jacket - was written during the author's unhappy sojourn in Egypt as an army wife. Rebecca "was meant to be a psychological study of jealousy and was based on her own feelings... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 138518
MENGER, Carl. Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre.
Vienna : 1871Rare first edition of Menger's masterpiece, a work which "sets forth the views of one of the pioneers of the use of psychological concepts to explain the nature and determinations of value" (Batson). "The results of Menger's studies appeared in his Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre, the work on which his fame mainly rests it provided a more thorough... Learn More£4,250.00
Stock Code: 140228
KOCH, Christof. The Quest for Consciousness.
Englewood, Colorado : 2004First edition, first printing, presentation copy, inscribed from Francis Crick to May Brenner on the front free endpaper, "For May from Francis. Try the last chapter (Chap. 20) first". The dedicatee of this book, Crick also provided the foreword; the final chapter that he refers to in his inscription is an interview with Koch. While completing her PhD... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 140633
FREUD, Sigmund. The Interpretation of Dreams.
New York : 1913First 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
SINCLAIR, Iain. White Chappell Scarlet Tracings.
Uppingham : 1987Limited edition of 100 copies, this number 66, signed by author and artist on the limitation leaf. A roman à clef of the book trade, which blends bibliomystery and psychogeography with Ripperology. Raffish bookdealers in pursuit of the ultimate Sherlock Holmes rarity collide across time with the final collapse into insanity of Sir William Withey Gull,... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 121296
JENNINGS, Richard. Natural Elements of Political Economy.
London : 1855First edition. The author of two works which are "notable as early attempts to relate the study of psychology and physiology to political economy. In his Natural Elements, Jennings defined political economy as investigating 'the relations of human nature and exchangeable objects'. Consumption he defined as concerned with the contemplated effect of external... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 108997
WINTERBLOSSOM, Henry T. (pseud.) The Game of Draw-Poker, Mathematically Illustrated;
New York : 1875First edition of this early guide to poker, covering not only the technicalities of the game, but also the psychology: poker is "not only a selfish game, but one that every subterfuge that can be brought to bear is introduced" (p. 10). A contemporary owner has pasted in a clipping of the New York Sun's review of the book to the rear endpapers, dated... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 127827
IBSEN, Henrik. Hedda Gabler.
Copenhagen : 1890First edition, wrappers issue, of the defining stage work of the period, ushering in one of the theatre's first truly developed neurotic female protagonists almost a decade before Freud's first work of psychoanalysis. Under the illusion that it was necessary for copyright protection, Ibsen had 12 sets of sheets sent to England for advance publication... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 83794
MENGER, Carl. Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre.
Vienna : 1871Rare first edition of Menger's masterpiece, a work which "sets forth the views of one of the pioneers of the use of psychological concepts to explain the nature and determinations of value" (Batson). "The results of Menger's studies appeared in his Grundsätze der Volkswirtschaftslehre, the work on which his fame mainly rests it provided a more thorough... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 98691
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. The book first describes and illustrates the artificial... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 133069
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
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
WATSON, John B. Behavior.
New York : 1914First 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
BACON, Francis. [Novum Organum sive indicia vera de interpretatione naturae.] Instauratio Magna.
London : 1620First edition of this "monumental work on the philosophy of science, on the systematic organization of knowledge, and on the inductive method" (Grolier/Horblitt). Bacon's Novum Organum (a "new instrument" to replace the old Organon of Aristotle) had a revolutionary impact on early modern science by laying the foundation of the inductive method.
"Bacon's... Learn More£65,000.00
Stock Code: 138351