Oct 12, 2023 - Sale 2648

Sale 2648 - Lot 277

Price Realized: $ 8,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Wright, Thomas (d. 1624)
The Passions of the Minde.

London: Printed by V[alentine] S[immes] for W[alter] B[urre], 1601.

First edition, octavo, variant with author's initials on title, Th. W. (spelled out in full in the variant), bound in later speckled calf, rebacked, gilt-tooled spine and boards, 5 x 3 3/8 in.

"Wright's approach to affective experience was part of a larger intellectual project addressing the complex relationship between the physical and the spiritual, the body and the soul, in both private and public domains. [...] Wright's understanding of the passions was both more particular and more complicated than has often been acknowledged, highlighting the importance of accounting for both local contexts and the influence of multiple intellectual frameworks (medical, religious, political and philosophical) in the study of modern emotion." (Quoted from Erin Sullivan's The Passions of Thomas Wright: Renaissance Emotion across Body and Soul, Oxford University Press, 2015.)

STC 26039; ESTC S111798 locating three copies in U.S. libraries; the last copy of this edition offered at auction was sold in 1960.

From Dr. Michael Stone's Psychiatry Collection.