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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.
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. Ltd, 1928. Hardcover. General Series No. 141. Inscribed by the author "Prof T.M. Lowry from W.R.B." on the front free endpage. Thomas Martin Lowry (1874 - 1936) was an English physical chemist who developed the Bronsted-Lowry acid theory and was a founding member and president of the Faraday Society. He published a few hundred papers and several books. Red cloth spine with beige paper covered boards. Beige paper title label with red title to spine. Darkening and a few small chips to spine label. Browning and rubbing to covers and spine. Foxing to endpages and a few spots of foxing to interior pages. Previous owner's signature in pencil to front endpage. 132 pages plus 1 pages of ads. PSYCH/080912. 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. One 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.
London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1922. Hardcover. SCARCE. 8vo. Ex Libris. Maroon cloth covered boards with black title to the spine. Call number to foot of spine. Bumping to spine ends and corners. Soiling and minor discoloration to exterior. Light soiling throughout though text remains bright. . Library punch stamp to title page. Stamp to table of contents. 272 pages. Psychology. PSYCH/111312. 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.
Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, Binghamton University Art Museum, State University of New York, (2000). Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY LUCY DANIELS TO BARBARA YOUNG. Lucy Daniels is an author, psychologist, and founder of the Lucy Daniels Foundation. Dr. Barbara Young is a physchiatrist and photographer. 4to. Near fine in black cloth covered boards with silver title to front board and to spine. Inscription to front free end page reads "For Barbara Young - With love and appreciation. Lucy Daniels, April 2, 2000." Slight musty smell. Else is clean and bright and filled with illustrations. Black illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Rubbing to dust jacket. Index, 304 pages. PSY/010918. Near Fine / Very Good.
New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1901. Hardcover. First American edition. Hollander (1864-1934) was the last serious phrenologist, and this work contains a wealth of information on cerebral localization. Includes 26 inserted plates, some of which are in color. Very good in original blue cloth with gilt title to cover and spine. Light wear to corners and spine ends with short closed tear to head of spine. Internally clean. 507 pages plus plates. 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.