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Garden City: Doubleday and Company Inc, 1973. Hardcover. First Edition. "In text written especially to complement the Harrises' bold illustrations, Father Berrigan draws on personal experiences, particularly in prison, to explore the symbolism of the cross. At the same time, he commments on war, the Church, madness and sanity, the individual's evaluation of his role in society, and the cross itself as it has been and can become for each person" (jacket). Thin Quarto. Grey cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Ex-library marking in red pen to front free endpaper and to half title page. Full page color illustrations. In orange dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Sunning to spine of jacket. Closed tears and wear to edges of jacket. Minor rubbing and light soiling to jacket. Clean interior. Unpaginated. REL/062520. Very Good / Very Good.
Wien: Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, 1931. Paperback. First edition. Thin octavo. Very good in cream paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to edges of wrappers and light soiling to panels. Light and occasional pencil brackets throughout interior. Ink splotches to inner margins of pages 38 / 39. A few pages opened haphazardly and previous owner's pen signature to front end page. Overall, nice condition. 60 pages. PSYCH/022613. Very Good.
Cleveland: The World Syndicate Publishing Company, 1939. Hardcover. 8vo. Grey cloth boards with title pastedown to spine and front boards. Slight bump to spine ends; very small tear to head of spine. Interior is very clean with many B&W plates. Tight binding. Orange and black dj with wear/creasing to edges. Chipping to spine ends of jacket. Small open tear to spine of jacket. Price-clipped jacket. 240 pp. PSY/020205. Very Good in Very Good Minus dj.
Maureen Cummins, 2016. Hardcover. Number 34 of 40 copies. Signed the artist. In this powerful work, noted book artist Maureen Cummins investigates the dark side of the history of psychosurgery, as exemplified by the career of Doctor Walter Freeman (1895-1972), a professor of neurology who became known as the father of lobotomy by single-handedly popularizing the pre-frontal lobotomy in America. Although he had no formal training in either surgery or psychology, Freeman modified the traditional procedure for lobotomies by driving ice picks through his patients’ eye sockets rather than drilling into the skull to sever nerve connections in the prefrontal cortex to treat mental illness. Despite his championing of his procedure he admitted that lobotomies often created childlike behavior or a vegetative state in patients. Hundreds of patients died. The controversial procedure also raised numerous questions about patients’ rights, the abuse of institutional power, and the disproportionate targeting of women. Of the more than 3000 patients that Freeman operated on, two-thirds were women. Cummins uses physical rape as an analogy for neurological penetration, a form of sexualized violence that was perpetuated for decades in the name of medical progress. She visualizes this by a series of laser cut holes that bore through each page, becoming smaller page by page.The holes penetrate reproduced images of lobotomy patients’ heads and on the last page the title “The Rapist” becomes “Therapist?” The images of women are from 'before-and-after” photos used in Freeman’s textbook, which are re-contextualized, with lines of typography serving as blindfolds, reclaiming for these women a measure of dignity, humanity, and anonymity. The pages of the book are laser-cut aluminum with silkscreen-printed text and imagery. The covers are also laser-cut aluminum with a large hole that reveals the subsequent holes and "The" and "rapist" on either side of the cover's hole. The pages are attached to the cover by two ring binders. Housed in an aluminum box with a metal title label affixed to the top. In fine condition. 16 pages. 24” x 9” x 1” open 12” x 9” x 1 closed. ARTISTSB/100419. Fine.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1903. Hardcover. Henry F. Burt's copy with his name inked to the front free endpage. Henry F. Burt (1897 - 1996) was a noted social worker who was commited to helping the poor and less fortunate. He became involved in the settlement house movement and worked on the staff of Graham Taylor's Chicago Commons Settlement House [University of Rhode Island Library: Guide to the Burt / Bock family papers 1831 - 1996]. Very good in dark green cloth boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Fraying to spine ends with small loss to book cloth, light fraying to corners, and light rubbing to joints. Interior is clean overall with a few marginal ticks lightly penciled on about ten pages. Two pages have been opened haphazardly leaving a small chip along the edge of the page. A nice, clean copy of this scarce work. 159 pages. PSYCH/022613. Very Good.
Otto Wilhelm Barth. 1966. Hardcover. This book was created to commemorate the 70th birthday of Karlfried Graf Dürckheim (1896 - 1988), German psychotherapist and Zen Master. Fine in black cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine and gilt emblem to front cover. In original mylar jacket with white title printed on panel. Chipping to edges of jacket. Frontis photograph and a few black and white illustrations. Clean interior overall with a few pencil markings and ownership stamp from previous owner to front endpaper. 514 pages. In German. GER/4283. Fine / Very Good.
Leipzig und Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1911. Hardcover. Third Edition. This is Freud’s greatest work and one of the most influential books of the twentieth century. First published in 1899, the book introduced Freud’s theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, his theories of psychoanalysis, and the subconscious. Its influence has extended far outside the field of psychiatry into culture and literature. Very good in brown cloth with marbled paper covered boards and gilt title to spine. Minor fraying and wear to spine ends, joints, and edges of boards. The interior hinges have been repaired with green binder’s tape. A crack is visible to the gutter between the colophon and last page. Light foxing and previous owner’s signature in pen on the half title page. 414 pages. PSYCH/051512. Very Good.
Paris: Goujon fils, An X, . Hardcover. First Edition of this famous work. Jean Itard (1774-1838) was a French doctor who was known as an educator of deaf-mutes. He tried to test his educational theories in the celebrated case of Victor - The Wild Boy - of Aveyron. The boy was found in the woods in a feral state and was believed to have lived there for years. Itard worked to make the boy “normal,” but failed. In this first report Itard was optimistic about the feral child’s prospects for language acquisition and socialization. In his 1807 second report his conclusions were much more pessimistic, as even after a number of years of intensive education the boy had been unable to learn to speak. Itard’s methods, described in his two reports, were based upon the philosopher Condillac’s analytical approach to the acquisition of knowledge, which had been used with success in the teaching of deaf-mutes. However, Itard created a new system of pedagogy in adapting this approach to the needs of this extraordinary boy. [Haskell Norman Catalog 1144]. A small octavo bound in modern marbled brown paper covered boards with gilt-stamped spine. Lacking the frontispiece portrait of the “Wild Boy” and trimmed a bit closely at the top margin, otherwise very good with minor foxing. With two minor early corrections to pages 45-46 and an early marginal ink comment to page 7. Signed as usual by Itard and Goujon on the verso of the title page to prevent piracy. 100 pages. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1977. Hardcover. SCARCE. Near fine in maroon cloth covered boards with black & gilt title to front board and to spine. Pristine interior with graphs and charts throughout. In very good white & blue dust jacket (some minor chipping to the edges, light soiling) with white title to front panel and blue title to spine. Nice, tight binding. Index, 204 pp. Psychology. PSY/11243. Near Fine in Very Good DJ.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1979. Hardcover. Includes 24 papers written during Lewis's later years about various subjects including: anxiety, hysteria, paranoia, psychopathic personality, periodicity, phobia, and the endogenous-exogenous dichotomy. Near fine in blue cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Previous owners signature in pen and original price stamped in ink to front endpage; otherwise, the interior is very clean. In a near fine price-clipped brown dust jacket with white title to spine and front panels. Minor wear to edges of jacket, else fine. 245 pages. PSYCH/062910. Near fine in Near fine Dust Jacket.
Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co, 1961. Paperback. Both volumes are bound in thin orange paper wrappers with black titles to front covers. Minor soilingn to front covers. A few markings in pen, a few spots of foxing, and minor browning to interiors. An interesting study with 146 illustrated samples of handwriting. 74 pages in Tabellenheft; 146 examples in Schriftprobenheft (unpaginated). In German. This set may require an extra shipping fee. GER/051315. Very Good.
Baltimore: Offprint from the Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, May, 1947. The authors of this study were affiliated with the Pavlovian Laboratory of the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins University. The study examines certain aspects of complex behaviors studied by Pavlov. In wraps with side-stapled binding. Pages 231-253. Glue from note on last page has discolored the back cover otherwise very good. PSYCH/020215. Very Good.
New York: Jason Aronson, 1973. Hardcover. Volume I: Understanding the Symbolic Meaning of Language and Vol 2: Understanding the Unconcious Meaning of Language. Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spines. Clean, tight interiors. Orange and green dust jackets with white titles to spines. Vol I, 498 pages; Vol II, 437 pages. REF/050206. Very Good in Very Good dj.