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Grundriss der Psychologie oder der Lehre von der Entwickelung des Seelenlebens im Menschen.

BOUND WITH: Psychologische Pädagogik.

pp. VII, (i), 309, (iii) Advertisements; VIII, 368. Contemporary half morocco, backstrip split along one side, tip of lower corner of second title torn away, else a good copy.

*The second work has blank interleaves, the first few of which have notes in German. In this pre-Freudian psychology, the content of dreams are seen as determined by previous experiences and as arising in what Ludwig Strumpell referred to as "almost memory-less isolation" from those experiences. Dreams were perceived as bizarre and chaotic, driven, as Freud described the theories of Wilhelm Wundt, by "internal... excitations of the sensory organs." The views of this pre-Freudian scientific community were remarkably similar to those held by neurobiologists and cognitive neuroscientists today.

Georg Böhme. Leipzig.

Date Published: 1884; 1880. First editions. 2 volumes in 1. 8vo.

Stock No. 52441

Price: £30.00