Die Perioden des menschlichen Organismus: in ihrer psychologischen und biologischen Bedeutung.

Leipzig, Deuticke, 1904.

[bound with:]

SWOBODA, Hermann. Studien zur Grundlegung der Psychologie. Leipzig, Deuticke, 1905.
[and with:]
SWOBODA, Hermann. Harmonia animae. Leipzig, Deuticke, 1907.

Three works bound in one volume, 8vo, pp. xiv, 135, [1]; viii, 117, [1]; vi, 42; three very good, crisp copies, bound together in contemporary cloth with the original printed front wrappers bound in, paper label to spine; contemporary ownership inscription of Hermann Miller to each title.

£200

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First editions, all rare, the first two being foundational works in the formation of the theory of biorhythm. Swoboda’s early studies on the recurrence or periodicity in phenomena acquired a psychological character and application in his work since his encounter and brief experience of analysis with Freud in 1900, an association which Fliess made the ground for his accusations of plagiarism against Swoboda, when Perioden was published. Perioden examines the spontaneous recurrence of memory representations after 18-hour, 23-hour, and 23-day periods. Although Swoboda does not make any reference to Freud’s theories in his work, Freud discusses his pupil’s research in the revised editions of The Interpretation of dreams.

COPAC records one copy of each of the first two works in Britain, and none of the third.

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