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Studies in the Psychology of Sex Vol I - sexual inversion

£250.00

Product description

This is the first volume in a series of six devoted to the study of sexual psychology, published between 1897 and 1928, dealing with 'sexual inversion' i.e. homosexuality, and one of the first books to be published on the subject.

Havelock Ellis (1859–1939), was an English physician, writer, and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He co-authored the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and inclinations, including transgender psychology. He is credited with introducing the notions of narcissism and autoeroticism, later adopted by psychoanalysis. He served as president of the Galton Institute and, like many intellectuals of his era, supported eugenics. His personal life mirrored many of these interests, his wife being a lesbian, and their marriage unconventionally 'open'.

The book is in reasonable condition for its age, bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titling to the spine - somewhat faded. There is general wear to the covers, bumping to all corners, and some irregularity to the edge of the front cover. The bumped bottom corners show damage to the cloth cover. There is some shelf wear to the top & bottom of the spine, and a slight lean. The binding is loose, but holding, there are no loose pages, and the text is clean and bright throughout with no sign of foxing. There are some minor pencil marks on the flyleaf, and on p 110 (see photos); interestingly, someone has added in pencil the letters 'L.S.A.' after the author's name on the title page (see photo). There is a bookplate on the fep (both endpapers are black). The book contains advertisements for the second volume in the series, and for other similar titles, in a section at the back. A good copy of a seminal title.

Item details

Author(s):
Ellis, H.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22 x 15.5 x 3 cm
Edition:
1900
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
The University Press, Limited
Title:
Studies in the Psychology of Sex Vol I - sexual inversion

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This is the first volume in a series of six devoted to the study of sexual psychology, published between 1897 and 1928, dealing with 'sexual inversion' i.e. homosexuality, and one of the first books to be published on the subject.

Havelock Ellis (1859–1939), was an English physician, writer, and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He co-authored the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and inclinations, including transgender psychology. He is credited with introducing the notions of narcissism and autoeroticism, later adopted by psychoanalysis. He served as president of the Galton Institute and, like many intellectuals of his era, supported eugenics. His personal life mirrored many of these interests, his wife being a lesbian, and their marriage unconventionally 'open'.

The book is in reasonable condition for its age, bound in dark blue cloth with gilt titling to the spine - somewhat faded. There is general wear to the covers, bumping to all corners, and some irregularity to the edge of the front cover. The bumped bottom corners show damage to the cloth cover. There is some shelf wear to the top & bottom of the spine, and a slight lean. The binding is loose, but holding, there are no loose pages, and the text is clean and bright throughout with no sign of foxing. There are some minor pencil marks on the flyleaf, and on p 110 (see photos); interestingly, someone has added in pencil the letters 'L.S.A.' after the author's name on the title page (see photo). There is a bookplate on the fep (both endpapers are black). The book contains advertisements for the second volume in the series, and for other similar titles, in a section at the back. A good copy of a seminal title.

Author(s):
Ellis, H.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
22 x 15.5 x 3 cm
Edition:
1900
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
232
Publisher:
The University Press, Limited
Title:
Studies in the Psychology of Sex Vol I - sexual inversion

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