PINEL, PHILIPPE. 1745-1826.
Traité médico-philosophique sur l'aliénation mentale, ou la manie. Paris: Richard, Caille et Ravier, An IX .
8vo (202 x 114 mm). lvi, 318 pp. Half-title. 2 engraved plates, folding table. 19th-century full calf, morocco spine label with titles in gilt. Small repair to top edge of half-title, margins of half-title and title toned, but overall a clean, fine copy.
Provenance: R.D.W. (period ownership initials to title).
WITH: A copy of the first English edition, Sheffield: W. Todd for Cadell and Davies (London), 1806. Original cloth (worn).
FIRST EDITION. "Pinel was among the first to treat the insane humanely; he dispensed with chains and placed his patients under the care of specially selected physicians" (Garrison-Morton 4922).