Elements Of Psychology:.


Bound in original black cloth with decorative blind-stamped panel on boards enclosing scroll with publisher's imprint. Spine rebacked, preserving original gilt title. Extremities worn. Neat early ink and pencil comments on verso of blank leaf, some pencil underlining in text and occasional ink lines in margins. Otherwise a fine clean copy.



New York: Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman and Co., Chicago: S. C. Griggs and Co.,




Included in a critical examination of locke's essay on the human understanding, and in additional pieces. by victor cousin. translated from the french, with an introduction and notes by caleb s. henry, d.d. fourth improved edition, revised according to the author's last corrections.

Item Description

8vo. 5 x 7.75 inches. lxiv + 568 pp + [2] blank leaves.


A nineteenth century classic and the first book in English to mention the word psychology. It is based on Lectures 16-25 of the Cours de l'histoire de la philosophie (1827) by the French philosopher and educational reformer, Victor Cousin of the Sorbonne (1792-1867), who was influenced by the work of John Locke (1632-1704) and by the Scottish Common Sense School. The first edition in Engish appeared in the US in 1834 and was translated by Caleb Sprague Henry (1804-84), an Episcopal clergyman and author based in Hartford, Conn., founder of the New York Review in 1837, who translated a number of works from the French. Scarce revised edition, including Cousin's final revisions.

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