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BRITISH PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS: IRISH UNIVERSITY PRESS: HEALTH (MENTAL HEALTH)
8 volumes large folio. * PHOTOGRAPHS & FURTHER DETAILS OF CONTENTS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. This set traces the evolution of parliamentary policy on mental health in the nineteenth century. The early Select Committees (see IUP volumes 1 and 2) were more intent on eradicating cruelty and abuses in already existing asylums. By 1828, however, the inquiries had strongly emphasised the need for a system of asylums erected and administered from public funds. Thus from 1828 to 1849 a series of bills provided for the construction, maintenance and regulation of public mental hospitals. During this period the eradication of abuses went on apace so that by 1859 (see IUP volumes 3 and 4) cruelty to patients had been all but eliminated. The law on insanity was consolidated in the late fifties. There are approximately 5,000 British Parliamentary Papers for the period 1800 to 1900 - a mountain of source material that, however, because of its traditional chronological arrangement, has been difficult to access. The Irish University Press programme of facsimile reprints of these papers overcame this by commissioning academic specialists to select the most important papers and group them on the principle of 32 subject sets in the folio size of the originals. This series was published c.1960-1972. All the volumes are strongly bound in the publisher's original half green morocco leather with the exception of 2 volumes which are bound in the publisher's matching green buckram. They are designed to outlast generations of heavy use and wear and have the great advantage over the original printings because on a strong laid acid free paper. Reproductions of original maps and other illustrations are included throughout the series. Each volume now offered has neat library stamp on front endpaper and verso title, otherwise entirely unmarked and in excellent condition. (Book ref. 20062)   £350.00
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[British Parliamentary Papers] MADHOUSES IN ENGLAND: [British Parliamentary Papers] MADHOUSES IN ENGLAND: Report [-Fourth Report / Minutes of Evidence] from the Committee on Madhouses in England.
First Edition, 7, (1), 214, + subtitles to each of the four Reports, and 8 engraved plates (6 double-page) of designs for the West Riding, Bethlem, and other asylums, original boards, rebacked, an excellent copy, London, Parliament, House of Commons, Cmd. 296, 1815. * First edition of one of the most important documents in the history of psychiatry, bringing the distressing circumstances of the insane in asylums to public attention.. The actual Report comprises the first 7 pages and the four Reports themselves consist of the Minutes of Evidence. The Reports "were a survey of the conditions and treatment of the insane wherever they were confined. A revelation to all but a few when they appeared, they are today a historical source of the first importance containing information nowhere else to be found about how the insane actually fared as opposed to what was written about insanity in books, a disparity between theory and practice which emerges glaringly. [This] is a monumental documentary with plans of asylums, covering all aspects of asylum life." (Hunter & Macalpine 696-703). A key report on the subject, the first of its kind making a real breakthrough in the humane treatment of the insane, calling as witnesses many of the most important medical men working in the field, including William Tuke and John Haslam. (Book ref. 19816)   £350.00
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POLSKY (Howard W. editor with others): Social System Perspectives in Residential Institutions,
First Edition, 802pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, East Lansing, Michigan State University Press, 1970. (Book ref. 19717)   £18.00
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ABSE (D Wilfred): HYSTERIA AND RELATED MENTAL DISORDERS An Approach to Psychological Medicine,
First Edition, 279pp large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, with dust-wrapper, Bristol, Wright, 1966. (Book ref. 19678)   £8.00
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Thalbitzer (Sophus): Emotion and Insanity (International library of psychology, philosophy, and scientific method)
First Edition, 128pp tall octavo, ex Tavistock Clinic copy with library stamp, a very good copy in original cloth, London, Kegan Paul, 1926. (Book ref. 19660)   £8.00
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MACALPINE (I.): George III and the Mad-Business,
First Edition, xv, 407pp royal octavo, plates, signature on title, paperback, London, Pimlico, 1991. (Book ref. 18584)   £8.00
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Stekel (Wilhelm): Compulsion and Doubt
(Zwang und Zweifel), Translated by Emil A[rthur] Gutheil, 2 volumes. 1st US Edition. [First published 1927 in German]. vii+[3]+323+[3], [ix]+324-[646]pp. Pale green cloth with gilt-ruled spines with painted black labels, large octavo, a few library marks but a very good copy in original cloth, New York, Liveright, 1949. (Book ref. 18299)   £10.00
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BLOCH (Sidney): Psychiatritic Ethics,
reprint, 368pp large octavo, paperback, very good copy, London, Oxford University Press, 1984. (Book ref. 18150)   £10.00
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WOOD, William.: Remarks on the plea of insanity
and on the management of criminal lunatics. Good clean copy, disbound. London: Longman, etc., 1851. 70p. 8vo.. CtY, DNLM in NUC. (Book ref. 18037)   £180.00
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READ (Samuel): The Doctrines of Modern Phrenology,
Reviewed, Examined and Refuted in a Course of Eight Lectures, First Edition, 162pp tall octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy strongly bound, Dumfries, M'Diarmid, 1845. (Book ref. 17709)   £38.00
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NOEL (R. R.): Notes Biographical & Phrenological, illustrating a Collection of Casts,
First Edition, 84pp tall octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy strongly bound, London, Chifferiel, 1883. (Book ref. 17710)   £32.00
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M'PHUN (W. R.): Catechism of Phrenology, illustrated of the Principles of the Science..,
First Edition, 95pp small octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, lithographic frontispiece, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy strongly bound, Glasgow, M'Phun, 1860. BOUND WITH: The First Principles of Phrenology Explained and Illustrated, 5th edition, 40pp with illustrations, London, Caudwell, c.1880. (Book ref. 17711)   £32.00
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LYONS (J. C.): The Science of Phrenology as Applicable to Education, Friendship, Love, Courtship
and Matrimony, etc., First Edition, 82pp tall octavo, frontispiece, textual illustrations, extending chart, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy strongly bound, London, Aylott, 1846. (Book ref. 17716)   £60.00
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HITTELL (John S.): A New System of Phrenology,
First Edition, 96pp octavo, frontispiece, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy strongly bound, New York, Blanchard, 1857. (Book ref. 17718)   £22.00
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CHENEVIX (R.); SPURZHEIM (G.): Phrenology Article of the Foreign Quarterly Review...with Notes from G. Spurzheim,
First Edition, 70pp tall octavo, advertisement leaf at end, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy strongly bound, London, Treuttel, 1830. (Book ref. 17712)   £45.00
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STRATON (James): Contributions to the Mathematics of Phrenology,
Chiefly Intended to Aid Students, frontispiece, 35pp tall octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy strongly bound, Aberdeen, Russel, 1845. BOUND WITH: STRATON (James) Researches in Cerebral Development; averages and progress of the Human Head from Infancy to Fifty Years, [offprint from the Zoist], 35pp, plate. BOUND WITH: [ditto] Notes on the Ordinary Method of Estimating Cerebral Development, 12pp. (Book ref. 17633)   £65.00
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J. C. S. {Member of the Phrenological Association of Edinburgh}: [Phrenology] Character and its External Signs
First Edition, 50pp octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, numerous textual illustrations, portrait, a good copy strongly bound, London, Blackwood, 1865. (Book ref. 17612)   £20.00
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FOWLER (L. N.): Lectures on Man, as Explained in Phrenology,
Phsiology, Physiognomy and Ethnology, 10th thousand, octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, numerous textual illustrations, a good copy strongly bound, London, Tweedie, 1864. (Book ref. 17616)   £20.00
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FOWLER (L. N.): How to Learn Phrenology,
with Hints as to the Study of Character, second edition, 64pp octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, numerous textual illustrations, a good copy strongly bound, London, Fowler, 1882. (Book ref. 17615)   £20.00
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COMBE (George): Lectures on Phrenology,
including its Application to the Present and Prospective Condition of the United States, With Notes, An Introductory Essay and a Historical Sketch, 3rd edition, 391pp plus 4pp advertisements. textual illustrations, octavo, neat uninked early embossed library stamp on title repeated occasionally in text, mid 20thC library cloth, a good copy strongly bound, New York, Wells, 1878. (Book ref. 17628)   £28.00
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