Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

sign up to newsletter
© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

The Borderlands of Insanity [rare & collectable]

£200.00

Product description

This book, published in the final quarter of the 19th century, formed part of the early development of the field of psychoanalysis, and the study of mental illness. The author states in his 'To the Reader' preface that he wishes to show "how fine is the line that separates sanity from insanity, and how large is the group of persons dwelling in the neutral territory". The contents include such titles as "Non-Restraint in the Treatment of the Insane", "The Training of Imbecile Children", "Eccentricities of the Mentally Affected", "Hallucinations and Dreams", and finally, "The Suicidal Act". Written in a very accessible tone, it is clearly directed at the general reader rather than the professional - though professionals would no doubt learn a lot from reading it.

Andrew Wynter (1819-1876) was an English physician and author, and editor of the British Medical Journal from 1845-60. After training at St George's Hospital and running a practice in London, he gained an M.D. in 1853 and became a Member of the College of Physicians in 1861. A frequent contributor to periodicals, many of his articles were collected and reissued as books. As a doctor, Wynter specialised in insanity, taking wealthy patients as residents at his Chiswick home.

Our copy of the book is in good general condition for its age, bound in purple-maroon textured cloth with a 4-line impressed border and bevelled edges to both front and back covers. The cloth is faded around the spine and somewhat stained on the front, but there is surprisingly little external wear - corners bumped but not badly, some shelf wear to the tail of the spine, and more serious wear to the top, with some loss (see photo). The gilt lettering on the spine (title, author, etc) is very faded, and the spine generally sunned and stained. Inside, the front fep is missing. The half-title page and the back free endpaper and blank page are all rather browned, but the sewn binding is firm with no loose pages, and all pages are clean and only very lightly browned. Some remain uncut.

Item details

Added value:
Rare & collectable
Author(s):
Wynter, A.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1875
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
314
Publisher:
Robert Hardwicke, London
Title:
The Borderlands of Insanity [rare & collectable]

Courier Delivery

£8.50
Signature required.
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 28 days.
Returns policy

About this item

This book, published in the final quarter of the 19th century, formed part of the early development of the field of psychoanalysis, and the study of mental illness. The author states in his 'To the Reader' preface that he wishes to show "how fine is the line that separates sanity from insanity, and how large is the group of persons dwelling in the neutral territory". The contents include such titles as "Non-Restraint in the Treatment of the Insane", "The Training of Imbecile Children", "Eccentricities of the Mentally Affected", "Hallucinations and Dreams", and finally, "The Suicidal Act". Written in a very accessible tone, it is clearly directed at the general reader rather than the professional - though professionals would no doubt learn a lot from reading it.

Andrew Wynter (1819-1876) was an English physician and author, and editor of the British Medical Journal from 1845-60. After training at St George's Hospital and running a practice in London, he gained an M.D. in 1853 and became a Member of the College of Physicians in 1861. A frequent contributor to periodicals, many of his articles were collected and reissued as books. As a doctor, Wynter specialised in insanity, taking wealthy patients as residents at his Chiswick home.

Our copy of the book is in good general condition for its age, bound in purple-maroon textured cloth with a 4-line impressed border and bevelled edges to both front and back covers. The cloth is faded around the spine and somewhat stained on the front, but there is surprisingly little external wear - corners bumped but not badly, some shelf wear to the tail of the spine, and more serious wear to the top, with some loss (see photo). The gilt lettering on the spine (title, author, etc) is very faded, and the spine generally sunned and stained. Inside, the front fep is missing. The half-title page and the back free endpaper and blank page are all rather browned, but the sewn binding is firm with no loose pages, and all pages are clean and only very lightly browned. Some remain uncut.

Added value:
Rare & collectable
Author(s):
Wynter, A.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13.5 x 2.5 cm
Edition:
1875
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
314
Publisher:
Robert Hardwicke, London
Title:
The Borderlands of Insanity [rare & collectable]

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via courier within 2 working days of receipt of your order. A signature will be required on delivery. This item is not available for international delivery.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days



Courier delivery cost: £8.50

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Books and Music Islington

Oxfam is the UK's largest second hand bookseller. This store sell a very wide variety of books and music across 2 floors. We specialise in literature, history and fine art books as well as offering fiction, academic, leisure, travel, religions and children's books.

We also offer a well curated selection of DVDS, CDs & vinyl and have a dedicated classical music section. All our stock is donated.

View Shop