"Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say more of life?": Finely Bound Set of Havelock Ellis' Studies in the Psychology of Sex

  • Studies in the Psychology of Sex.

Studies in the Psychology of Sex.


Item Number: 28043

Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Company, 1905-1910.

Finely bound set of Havelock Ellis’ landmark work Studies in the Psychology of Sex. Octavo, 6 volumes. Bound in three quarters levant morocco by Stikeman and Company, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, gilt topstain, marbled endpapers. In fine condition.

Havelock Ellis was an English physician, writer, progressive intellectual and social reformer who studied human sexuality. He was co-author of the first medical textbook in English on homosexuality in 1897, and also published works on a variety of sexual practices and inclinations, as well as transgender psychology. He is credited with introducing the notions of narcissism and autoeroticism, later adopted by psychoanalysis. Ellis was among the pioneering investigators of psychedelic drugs and the author of one of the first written reports to the public about an experience with mescaline, which he conducted on himself in 1896.

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