The Basis of Memory. W. R. BOUSFIELD.

The Basis of Memory.

New York: W. W. Norton, 1928. First Edition. Hardcover. Small octavo. 102pp. + 2pp. ads. Original blue cloth lettered in red on spine, red device on upper board. B/w text illustrations. An unusual study of the mechanics of memory, by William Robert Bousfield (1854 – 1943), a Cambridge-educated scientist who went on to practice law and hold a seat in the House of Commons. With his health failing he turned he turned from physical science to psychology and the study of the mind, and devoted much study to the theory of engrams espoused by the little-known but influential memory researcher Richard Semon, which he explored and debated in the present work. In the 'New Science Series.' Spine ends slightly chafed, page-edges foxed, minor spotting to endpapers, tiny hole in rear free endpaper, else a VG copy in VG dust jacket (dust jacket faded on spine, hint of wear to top-edge). Scarce. Item #40025

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