On Hallucinations: A History and Explanation of Apparitions, Visions, Dreams, Ecstasy, Magnetism, and Somnambulism

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On Hallucinations: A History and Explanation of Apparitions, Visions, Dreams, Ecstasy, Magnetism, and Somnambulism

DE BOISMONT, A. Brierre; HULME, Robert T. (trans.)

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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.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Henry Renshaw
  • Edition: First British edition
  • Date Published: 1859
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    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.

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