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Anatomy of Suicide

Forbes Winslow

Published by HENRY RENSHAW
Condition: Good Soft cover
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First edition copy. . London: Renshaw, 1840. 1st Edition. xv+[1]+339+[1]pp. + wood-engraved frontis with + inserted rear ad leaf advertising as "just published" Winslow's +Physic and Physicians+, published in 1839 by Longmans. Publisher's blind-embossed green cloth with gilt-stamped spine and yellow endpapers. Corners bumped, 19th century armorial bookplate, minor rubbing to the cloth, frontispiece's paper oxidized with consequent foxing to the titlepage, water stains to frontis and endpapers, hinges cracked, text block loose and some soiling to the binding; otherwise a fair to good copy. Quite uncommon. We've also had it in brown cloth, which may have been how it was bound for sale in Dublin or Edinburgh. In any case, I've always regarded the green cloth issue as earlier. Sadoff Catalog page 80; Brittain p. 207. Weight: 1 pound 6.7 ounces = 645 grams. Size: 9.1 x 6.0 x 1.1 inches = 22.7 x 15 x 2.7cm. Winslow's second book and the first psychiatric study of suicide in English, in which Winslow argued that most suicides were not criminal but victims of mental disease. Winslow founded in 1848 the first British psychiatric journal and was one of the medical experts who testified at the McNaughton trial. It was largely due to his influence that the insanity plea came to be frequently used in Britain. Winslow is one of the key figures in the creation of psychiatry as a professional subspecialty of medicine in the United Kingdom. Inquire if you need further information. Gach. Bookseller Inventory # CA05B-00087

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Title: Anatomy of Suicide

Publisher: HENRY RENSHAW

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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