L'automatisme psychologique. Inscribed copy

Publisher Information: Paris: Alcan, 1889. First edition. [6], 496pp. Front flyleaf inscribed: "A Monsieur le Dr. Ryam Hommage respectueux P. Janet." Quarter calf, marbled boards ca. 1889. Some foxing but very good. Garrison-Morton.com 4976.1: "Janet argued that 'hysterical symptoms are due to subconscious fixed ideas that have been isolated and usually forgotten. Split off from consciousness – ‘dissociated’ – they embody painful experiences, but become autonomous by virtue of their segregation from the main stream of consciousness' (E.L. Bliss, Multliple personality, allied disorders, and hypnosis, N.Y., Oxford University Press, 1986). This predated Breuer and Freud’s announcement of their virtually identical discovery (No. 4977.3) by four years." Book Id: 45065

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