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One of the first modern texts on psychiatry  

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Des Maladies Mentales considérées sous les Rapports Médical, Hygiénique et Médico-légal

Esquirol, Jean Etienne Dominique


J.B. Bailliere



2 volumes. XVIII, 678; 864 pp. 27 plates. (8vo) 20x12.5 cm (8x5") period calf-backed marbled boards, spines ruled and lettered in gilt. First Edition.

The plates are usually bound in a separate volume, here they are bound in text. Considered one of the first modern textbooks on psychiatry. Written by the doctor who operated the hospital at Charenton, the asylum best known for its inmate the Marquis de Sade. Gives portraits of various inmates and their particular ailments. Brunet II 7319.

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Bindings a bit worn, corners bumped; light foxing; very good.

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