Glasgow: Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1768. xxiv,382pp. plus folding map. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked to style, raised bands, gilt label. Bound with the half- title, but without the terminal blank. Typical offsetting from binding to edges of endleaves, map a bit offset to A1, with minor scattered foxing elsewhere, forecorners worn, small ink name on pastedown, but a good copy. Item #WRCLIT65295
First edition, first form of the map (as appropriate to the first edition) without scale or marginal divisions, E2 and Z3 cancels, as usual, with the former in the 'Istria' form; D2r is in the uncorrected state. One of 3500 copies printed. With the bookplates of Thomas Arnold, MD (1742 - 1816) and a descendant. "At the height of his power [Thomas] Arnold held a monopoly not only on the lunacy trade in Leicestershire, but also, together with his sons, of the post of physician at Leicester Infirmary. A supporter of radical causes, Arnold's career in Leicester was marked by his involvement in struggles for social status and political influence ... Arnold's principal medical work is the two-volume OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURE, KINDS, CAUSES, AND PREVENTION OF INSANITY, LUNACY, OR MADNESS (1782, 1786), which ran to two editions and a German translation. In it he abandoned the traditional humoral theories, basing his classification on the ideas of Locke and separating disordered sensations from disordered reasoning. He helped to pioneer a new approach to insanity based on observed symptoms, but his classification was too detailed to be practical and it never became popular. Arnold is representative of a shift towards the ‘moral’ treatment of the insane" - DNB. POTTLE 24. ROTHSCHILD 442. GASKELL, FOULIS PRESS, 473. ESTC T26157.