Abercrombie’s Inquiries


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[003292] Abercrombie, John. Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers and the Investigation of Truth. Edinburgh: Waugh and Innes, 1831. Second Edition. 8vo. Half Calf and Boards. Good. xv, [1], 464pp, contemporary half calf and marbled paper over boards, raised bands with spine in six panels, author and title lettered directly to second panel.

Spine slightly faded and worn, rubbed to extremities, internally some light foxing and browning to title and first few pages, H5, I6 and N5 with semi-erased outlines of heads in red pencil over text but without loss of sense.

The first edition was published a year earlier.

John Abercrombie (1780-1844), “In his ‘Inquiries Concerning the Intellectual Powers’, so popular a work that it went into four editions in as many years … Abercrombie attempted to do for the pyschological aspects of ‘mental science’ what he had done for the physical appearances of nervous diseases” (Hunter and MacAlpine, page 801).

Wellcome II:3