First Edition of Desmond Morris' The Human Zoo; Inscribed by Him in the year of Publication
The Human Zoo.
Item Number: 96342
Toronto: Clark, Irwin & Company Limited , 1969.
First edition of this work, which examines how the biological nature of the human species has shaped the character of the cultures of the contemporary world. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the title page, “To Edward Glover Best wishes Desmond Morris.” The recipient Edward Glover was a British psychoanalyst, whose lasting achievements in the combined field of psychotherapy and criminology – aside from his clinical work and extensive publications – are his roles as: co-founder of the Psychopathic Clinic and the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency, joint founder of The British Journal of Criminology – he was co-editor until his death – and co-founder of the British Society of Criminology. He was one-time chairman of the medical section of the British Psychological Society. Fine in a near fine dust jacket.
The Human Zoo concerns the city dweller. Morris finds remarkable similarities with captive zoo animals and looks closely at the aggressive, sexual and parental behavior of the human species under the stresses and pressures of urban living.