condition: like new make / manufacturer: Krafft-Ebing model name / number: "Text Book of Insanity" size / dimensions: 9" X 6" X 2"
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For sale is a rare, leather bound, hard cover edition of the "Text-Book of Insanity". It was originally translated from German in 1903 and published in 1904.
The author is the well known, late professor of psychiatry and nervous diseases, Dr.R.von Krafft-Ebing. This text book manual is 638 pages of cases based on actual clinical observations designed for practitioners and students of medicine.
The text paper was especially made for this edition by the P.H.Glatfelter company. The volume has been bound in genuine leather by Arcata Graphics/ Sherwood.
Endleaves are a specially commissioned design of Richard J.Wolfe. Edges are gilded: the spine is stamped in 22-karat gold.
This is a special edition for the members of The Classics of Psychiatry.
I searched the internet and was able to find two editions similar to this one, although there are numerous paper back and electronic copies. Of the two used copies (in fair condition) one was selling for $250.00 and the other was priced at $275.00.
This copy is in excellent condition and I will sell it for $175.00 or best offer. I feel it is the ultimate in interesting collectibles, not to mention an extremely interesting read!
BTW, please forgive the pictures. They were taken by what must be the junkiest camera available!! Thanks!
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