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ITARD, Jean Marc Gaspard.

De l'Éducation d'un Homme Sauvage,

ou des Premiers Développemens Physiques et Moraux du Jeune Sauvage de l'Aveyron.

Paris : 1801 Stock Code: 41810
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First edition of Itard's first account of his attempted education of Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron. Itard was a French physician noted for his work with deaf-mutes, but his attempts to educate Victor were a failure. Some have considered this to be the first documented case of autism. Though that diagnosis is controversial, Victor of Aveyron is probably the best-known feral child of the Enlightenment era, made famous more recently through François Truffaut's 1970 film L'Enfant Sauvage.

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Description

Octavo (197 x 126 cm). Later blue paper wrappers, edges trimmed.

Illustrations

Etched portrait frontispiece depicting the Wild Boy; signed as usual by the author and the publisher on the title verso.

Condition

Very faint foxing to some leaves, a very good copy.

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