On Hallucinations: A History and Explanation of Apparitions, Visions, Dreams, Ecstasy, Magnetism, and Somnambulism
DE BOISMONT, A. Brierre; HULME, Robert T. (trans.)
First French edition of Des Hallucinations was published 1845. The first substantial psychiatric treatise on hallucinations, which de Boismont believed constituted a disease. Describes hallucinations involving insanity, monomania, dementia, delirium tremens, nightmares, animal magnetism, diseases, religion. Author then suggests treatment and how hallucinations relate to medical jurisprudence. Former owner George Oakley Fisher (1859-1933) was a noted book collector and antiquary.
- Publisher: Henry Renshaw
- Edition: First British edition
- Date Published: 1859
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
455 p. 18 cm. Red cloth with blank impressing. Boards a little warped. Dent in edge of front board. Stains to cloth, esp. spine. Bookplate for George Oakley Fisher on front pastedown. Roughened text block edge. Some spots to title page.