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Psychology

With authors ranging from Sigmund Freud to Barbara Walters, the rare psychology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room has a wide variety of subjects and literature. Many of the psychology books listed are quite rare and antique, with many containing fascinating illustrations and bindings, with many of the more modern books featuring breathtaking covers. If you wish to have a deeper or more varied understanding of psychology, be sure to browse around the rare psychology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.



Memoirs Of Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds. Second Edition (With...

Memoirs Of Extraordinary Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds. Second Edition (With Numerous Additional Engravings). Vol I And Volume 2

by Mackay, Thomas

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
2nd Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
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Pasadena, California
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$600.00

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London: Office Of The National Illustrated Library, 1852. 2nd Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. Second Edition, 1852, With Many Dozens Of New Illustrations Throughout The Text. Viii,303; Vi, 322 Pp. Brown Cloth, Covers Embossed With Lettering And Elaborate Design, Spine With Gilt Lettering And Elaborate Designs, Top Edge Of Vol I Is Gilt, Top Edge Of Vol Ii With Brown Top Stain. Original Yellow Endpapers With Ads On All Endpapers Of Vol. I, Plain Yellow Endpapers On Volume Ii. Very Clean, No Names Or Marks, Lightly Used, Gilt Still Brilliant; Fraying To Cloth At Corners, Across Top And Bottom Edges Of Spine Of Volume I, Tips Repaired, Spine Not Re-Backed Because Of Fragile Printed Endpapers; Volume Ii Re-Backed Retaining Original Cloth. All Hinges Tight.
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$600.00
Collected Papers of Sigmund Freud (Vol. I: Early Papers & On the History of the  Psychoanalytical...
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Green cloth boards; particulars to spine in very bright gilt. Deckle edges. Owner's name & date neatly inked to title pages of vol. I & II. A clean and handsome set in Mylar wraps. ; The International Psycho-Analytical Library; 359; 404; 607; 508 pages; Volume I published by the Psycho-Analytic Press & printed in Leipzig; remainder published by Leonard & Virginia Woolf at the Hogarth Press together with the Institute of Psycho-Analysis. fifth volume was added (and the set republished as five volumes) c. 1950.This set (of 1924-1925) was all that were published during Freud's lifetime. 6.75 x 9.75 inches
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$550.00
The Behavior of Organisms - An Experimental Analysis: The Century  Psychology Series

The Behavior of Organisms - An Experimental Analysis: The Century Psychology Series

by Skinner, B.F. [Burrhus Frederic] (1904-1990)

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  • Fine
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
Condition
Used - Fine
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780130732132
ISBN 10
0130732133
Seller
Ladysmith, British Columbia
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$6,500.00

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USA: Prentice-Hall, Inc.. Fine. 1970. Reprint. Hardcover. Signed and briefly inscribed by Skinner upon title page. x, 457 pp. "Here Skinner defines his basic unit of behavior, the operant, proposes rate as the basic datum, and describes his research program to identify the variables of which behavior is a function." - B.F. Skinner Foundation. In 2002 a study in the Review of General Psychology declared Skinner the most eminent psychologist of the twentieth century. This copy appears to be a 1970s facsimile reprint of the author's landmark first book first published in 1938. Black boards adorned with brilliant gilt and maroon. Clean, bright, tight and unmarked with very light wear. An excellent example. ISBN 0130732133.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; B.F. Skinner Psychology Behavior Signed EAB Experimental analysis of Behavior Operant; Signed by Author(s) .
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$6,500.00
Alcoholiics Anonymous
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Alcoholiics Anonymous: The Story of How Many Thousands of Men and Women Have Recovered From Alcoholism

by Alcoholics Anonymous

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Very Good+
Edition
Second Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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SALEM, Oregon
Item Price
$750.00

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First printing of the second edition, 1955. First state. "realy" on page XX, line 6. "6000" in footnote, page 16. 575 pages in blue cloth with dust jacket. No additional printings. Some very light wear at cover and dj edges. Else, clean and unmarked. No inscriptions, underlining, foxing, soiling, hi-liting, or notations of any kind. Binding is tight. Spine is square. DJ in mylar cover.
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$750.00
Strange Fruit
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Strange Fruit

by Smith, Lillian

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Stated Sixth Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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$200.00

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Smith, Lillian: Strange Fruit. Reynal & Hitchcock, 1944 1st. Ed, Stated 6th Printing Thus. About this book: Strange Fruit is a 1944 bestselling novel debut by American author Lillian Smith that dealt with the then-forbidden and controversial theme of interracial romance. The title was originally "Jordan is so Chilly", with Smith later changing the title to Strange Fruit. In her autobiography, singer Billie Holliday wrote that Smith chose to name the book after her song "Strange Fruit" , which was about the lynching and racism against African Americans although Smith maintained that the book's title referred to the "damaged, twisted people (both black and white) who are the products or results of our racist culture." After the book's release, the book was banned in Boston and Detroit for "lewdness" and crude language. Strange Fruit was also banned from being mailed through the U.S. Postal Service, With the ban against the book being lifted by President Roosevelt after his wife Eleanor Roosevelt… Read More
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$200.00
The Woman In White
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The Woman In White

by Collins, Wilkie

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good-
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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$1,200.00

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The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition) BY WILKIE COLLINS. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. Publisher's brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. Ads state B. Miss Mulock spelled correctly. Used. Good- Condition. Our copy lacks it's spine. Some water-spotting noted. Please see our photos. States 1860 on the title page. In-text illustrations by John McLenan. Both pairs of chocolate brown endpapers are in good shape. Please see our photos. First American edition, second state, with first page of rear ads headed "By Miss Mulock," listing eleven titles, and verso advertising The Mill on the Floss. [Gasson p. 160.] A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone, a smash success upon publication. Has become rare, like the author's gift for spellbinding tales. This book is acknowledged as creating and popularizing the detective/mystery genre in Victorian Great Britain. Will ship from Oregon.
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$1,200.00
The Mysterious Affair At Styles
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The Mysterious Affair At Styles

by Christie, Agatha

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Half-Crown Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$1,000.00

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The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1935 Bodley Head Half-Crown Edition) Made and printed in Great Britain by Butler & Tanner, Ltd., Frome and London. THE FIRST HERCULE POIROT TITLE EVER WRITTEN BY CHRISTIE. Used. Good / New fax candlestick motif dust jacket. Hardcover. BOARDS ARE VERY CLEAN. NO CORNER BUMPS. Mandarin Orange cloth boards with black and green stripes on front cover. Black Titling. States Bodley Head on spine. Spine may be slightly sunned. Pages fairly bright. Foxing noted. chiefly at title page and verso. Please see our photos. Will ship from Oregon
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$1,000.00
The Mysterious Affair At Styles

The Mysterious Affair At Styles: Hercule Poirot #1

by Christie, Agatha

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  • acceptable
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Acceptable
Edition
Reprint Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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$275.00

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The Mysterious Affair At Styles. By Agatha Christie.1920 Harper & Brothers Copyright. Undated ca,1940 Grosset & Dunlap Washington Square Press Reprint Edition. Acceptable/ GOOD ORIGINAL CANDLE IN THE DARK WASHINGTON SQUARE DJ, NOW PROTECTED IN MYLAR WRAP; A little water-spotting and wear noted at spine. HERCULE POIROT #1. Acceptable. quite tanned but not brittle pages. Jacket is in good shape.
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$275.00
Nancy's Mysterious Letter
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Nancy's Mysterious Letter

by Keene, Carolyn

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Reprint Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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$200.00

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Nancy's Mysterious Letter: Keene, Carolyn. Copyright 1932, Grosset & Dunlap. RARE Nancy Drew #8, 1939 issue thus. Includes original "HEADLINE BOOKS FOR GIRLS" DUST JACKET. RUSSELL H. TANDY COVER ART. Since the dj Back panel authors are: Faith Baldwin through Ann Spence Warner and titles listed were published in 1931, this may be a first state unclipped dust jacket. Price on front flap is 5050. USED. Good Condition/ Good Condition DJ. Summary: "By mistake Nancy Drew receives a letter from England intended for an heiress, also named Nancy Drew. When Nancy undertakes a search for the missing young woman, it becomes obvious that a ruthless, dangerous man is determined to prevent her from finding the heiress or himself."
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$200.00
Jamaica Inn
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Jamaica Inn

by Du Maurier, Daphne

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  • good
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Book Club Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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$1,000.00

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By Daphne Du Maurier. Jamaica Inn, Doubleday & Company MXXXVI, BCE. 243 pages. INCLUDES RARE ORIGINAL REX WHISTLER 1ST EDITION UNCLIPPED DUST JACKETFits volume size 5 3/8 X 8 1/8.Original cover price $4.50. Includes good condition Library bound. DJ is taped to the book.
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$1,000.00
The Interpretation of Dreams
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The Interpretation of Dreams

by Sigmund Freud

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  • Hardcover
  • first
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Used - Very Good
Binding
Hardcover
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Rochester, Vermont
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$4,600.00

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New York : Macmillan Company, 1913. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. First American edition, first printing. Authorized translated from the third German edition by A A Brill. Some wear but overall in very good condition.
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$4,600.00
Birdman Of Alcatraz
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Birdman Of Alcatraz

by Gaddis, Thomas E.

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  • Hardcover
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  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
Stated First Edition
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Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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$1,000.00

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RARE SIGNED STATED FIRST EDITION: Gaddis, Thomas E.: Birdman Of Alcatraz, The Story of Robert Stroud .1955 Random House 1st. Ed. w/ exlib replacement 1st Ed. DJ is an original HARVEY GABOR White/black jail bars/ bird inset dust jacket protected by a mylar wrap. Unclipped Front flap states 9/55. Used. Good-/Good condition original dust jacket. Front cover states: "The fantastic true story of the prisoner with the longest record of solitary confinement in the United States – who became a leading authority on birds." The original source material for the gripping American film starring Burt Lancaster. Quite the find. Will ship from Oregon.
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$1,000.00
The Pit

The Pit

by Norris, Frank

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good-
Edition
Stated First Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$184.95

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Norris, Frank: The Pit, Doubleday, Page & Co., Inc. Stated First Printing Thus. Published February,1903. Used. Very Good-/ No Dust Jacket included. 421 pages. Red boards with gilt titling and wheat motif ornamentation. All gilting is still in nice shape. pages. HISTORY OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT. STOCK MARKET. An attractive used copy.
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$184.95
The Poison Belt
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The Poison Belt

by Doyle, Arthur Conan

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
First American Edition
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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$250.00

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The Poison Belt. 1913 FIRST AMERICAN EDITION. By Arthur Conan Doyle. Hodder & Stoughton/ George H. Doran. States Hodder & Stoughton on the spine. RARE. Illustrated. Red Boards with gilt titling. Gilting still bright. All 16 B&W plates, including frontis, present and affixed to binding. 2nd
TITLE OF THE PROFESSOR CHALLENGER SERIES. "Being an account of Another Amazing Adventure of Professor Challenger. USED. Bright pages. Good Condition/ No DJ Included. 5 ¼ X 7 ¾. 252 pages. RARE. Plot summary: "The Earth is about to pass through a belt of poisonous gas (ether) that will destroy all life. However, in the interest of science, Challenger has transformed his wife's boudoir and his own room into a single airtight chamber, so the chosen few can gain a few hours and witness the extinction of life on Earth."
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$250.00
From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

by Konigsburg, E.L.

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  • good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Good
Edition
Stated First Printing Thus
Binding
Hardcover
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Salem, Oregon
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Konigsburg, E.L.: From The Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. 1967 ANTHENEUM Stated First Printing Thus.
Written and Illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER. Pictorial Metropolitan Museum of Art white boards with red and yellow titling. EXLIB. Good Condition/No dust jacket is included with your purchase. Book: 162 pages. Pale yellow topstain. Light yellow spine is blank with no titles on it. Small paper library label affixed. Clean boards. Corner bumps. Top and bottom of spine a bit worn. Pages fairly bright. Clean pages. No soil noted. No page tears noted. 5 5/8 X 8 ½. RARE IN THIS FIRST PRINTING. Written and illustrated by the author. Plot Summary: Two children, 12-year-old Claudia Kincaid and her brother Jamie, run away from home and hide out in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. The children become involved in researching the past of an angel statue sold to the museum by a, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, an eccentric, elderly woman who has a chance connection to their… Read More
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$950.00