Les Excentriques: Étude Psychologique et Anecdotique. Paul, Moreau.

Les Excentriques: Étude Psychologique et Anecdotique

Very Good. Item #6946

Paris: Société d'Éditions Scientifiques, 1894. First Edition. 12mo (16cm.); publisher's green decorative cloth stamped in gilt; 120,[2],18pp. Ex-Hartford Medical Society with their slightly later ex libris to front pastedown and pressure-stamp to title page, spine gilt quite dulled, textblock toned due to poor paper quality, else Very Good and sound. At head of front cover: "Petite Encyclopédie Médicale XX."

Study by the early French psychiatrist, much of the text "borrowed" from his father Jean-Jacques Moreau's study of eccentricity from 1859, though "its relentless emphasis on equilibrium was new" (Miranda Gill, "Eccentricity and the Cultural Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Paris" (2009), p. 264).

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