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  • THE MYSTERIOUS CURE and Other Stories of Pshrinks Anonymous. by Jeppson, J.O. (aka Janet Asimov)
    Jeppson, J.O. (aka Janet Asimov)
    THE MYSTERIOUS CURE and Other Stories of Pshrinks Anonymous.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1985. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of thirteen short stories, with an introduction by Isaac Asimov. Each month a group of pyschiatrists meet to share stories about their strangest patients - like the woman whose menopausal hot flashes tipped her into a time warp into the future. Jeppson is a psychiatrist herself, so fanciful as these might be, they are based on her knowledge of what the human mind is capable of. SIGNED on the title page. vii, 180 pp. ISBN: 0-385190859.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (remainder spray to bottom edge, 2 short closed tears to dj).

    Book ID: 72764
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  • SEX, CUSTOM AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A Study of South African Pagan Natives. by Laubscher, B. J. F.
    Laubscher, B. J. F.
    SEX, CUSTOM AND PSYCHOPATHOLOGY: A Study of South African Pagan Natives.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Robert M. McBride & Co, 1938. Hardcover first edition - An ethnological and psychiatrical of the Southeastern Cape Bantu, and especially of the Tembu. The author was a psychiatrist on the staff of the Queenstown Mental Hospital in charge of the native wards. Includes chapters on folklore, burial and wedding customs, male and female initiation ceremonies (which do not include genital mutilation), witchcraft and medicine doctors and more. Illustrated with 17 glossy plates. Index. xv, 347 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate on front pastedown, mostly hidden by flap)

    Book ID: 75695
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  • THE LOONY BIN TRIP. by Millett, Kate.
    Millett, Kate.
    THE LOONY BIN TRIP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "the gripping personal account of Kate Millett's struggle to regain control of her life after being diagnosed as a manic-depressive. Shockingly honest and compulsively readable,..[Millett] has the courage to show us from the inside what devastation the specter of madness can cause. A damning indictment of our system of mental institutions from the patient's perspective." A moving book by the author of 'Sexual Politics.' 316 pp. ISBN: 0-671679309.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39538
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  • Rogers, Rita S., M.D. and Mack, John E., M.D.
    THE ALCHEMY OF SURVIVAL: One Woman's Journey.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Addison-Wesley, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Both a biography and an autobiography, this collaboration tells the story of Rogers, who during the Holocaust was sent by the Nazis to a transport camp in the Ukraine, but managed to save her family from the death camps by posing as a foundry worker. Illustrated with photographs, index., notes. 238 pages. A title in the Radcliffe Biography series. ISBN: 0-201-126826.

    Condition: INSCRIBED by Rogers. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 21799
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  • BLACK ANGER. by Sachs, Wulf.
    Sachs, Wulf.
    BLACK ANGER.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Greenwood Press, 1968. Hardcover - A study of a South African medicine man, whom he called John Chavafambira -originally intended to be a psychoanalytic study, but one which became much more. Frontispiece drawing. 324 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth.

    Book ID: 54671
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  • THE EYEWITNESS. by Weiss, Ernst (1882-1940), translated by Ella R. W. McKee, foreword by Rudolph Binion and postscript by Klaus Peter Hinze.
    Weiss, Ernst (1882-1940), translated by Ella R. W. McKee, foreword by Rudolph Binion and postscript by Klaus Peter Hinze.
    THE EYEWITNESS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel concerning the psychiatric treatment of A.H (a young Adolf Hitler) who, after being cured from hysterical blindness resulting from mustard gas in World War I, sees his purpose as leading a defeated Germany back to glory. The author was a doctor, and a close friend of Franz Kafka, who fled to Paris in the 30's and then committed suicide when the German's conquered France in 1940. He wrote this book in 1939, and it was first published in Germany in 1963 as fiction, but new evidence has been suggested that this is not fiction, but based on actual accounts. Comment on the front cover from John Toland who…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel concerning the psychiatric treatment of A.H (a young Adolf Hitler) who, after being cured from hysterical blindness resulting from mustard gas in World War I, sees his purpose as leading a defeated Germany back to glory. The author was a doctor, and a close friend of Franz Kafka, who fled to Paris in the 30's and then committed suicide when the German's conquered France in 1940. He wrote this book in 1939, and it was first published in Germany in 1963 as fiction, but new evidence has been suggested that this is not fiction, but based on actual accounts. Comment on the front cover from John Toland who calls this an 'important historical find. An intriguing piece of history disguised as fiction.' 206 pp. ISBN: 0-395-253365.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46466
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  • THE EYEWITNESS. by Weiss, Ernst (1882-1940), translated by Ella R. W. McKee, foreword by Rudolph Binion and postscript by Klaus Peter Hinze.
    Weiss, Ernst (1882-1940), translated by Ella R. W. McKee, foreword by Rudolph Binion and postscript by Klaus Peter Hinze.
    THE EYEWITNESS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel concerning the psychiatric treatment of A.H (a young Adolf Hitler) who, after being cured from hysterical blindness resulting from mustard gas in World War I, sees his purpose as leading a defeated Germany back to glory. The author was a doctor, and a close friend of Franz Kafka, who fled to Paris in the 30's and then committed suicide when the German's conquered France in 1940. He wrote this book in 1939, and it was first published in Germany in 1963 as fiction, but new evidence has been suggested that this is not fiction, but based on actual accounts. Comment on the front cover from John Toland who…

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    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel concerning the psychiatric treatment of A.H (a young Adolf Hitler) who, after being cured from hysterical blindness resulting from mustard gas in World War I, sees his purpose as leading a defeated Germany back to glory. The author was a doctor, and a close friend of Franz Kafka, who fled to Paris in the 30's and then committed suicide when the German's conquered France in 1940. He wrote this book in 1939, and it was first published in Germany in 1963 as fiction, but new evidence has been suggested that this is not fiction, but based on actual accounts. Comment on the front cover from John Toland who calls this an 'important historical find. An intriguing piece of history disguised as fiction.' 206 pp. ISBN: 0-395-253365.

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    Condition: Fine in a near fine dust jacket. (tear at top of spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 47128
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