The first use of the word 'Psychotherapy' bringing 'Nancy School' Hypnotherapy to England
Tuckey, C.L. ~ Psycho-Therapeutics, Or Treatment By Sleep And Suggestion
Baillière, Tindall and Cox. London : 1889
The First UK printing published by Baillière, Tindall and Cox, London in 1889. The BOOK is in Very Good+ condition with some mild pushing and rubbing at the spine ends and corners. Original green publisher's boards with gilt titling to the spine and blind panels to the boards. Light edge-wear with internal binding cracked in a couple of places. Original black end-papers present. Free from inscriptions. This important and influential work ran into seven editions by 1921. The first book in English on psychotherapy in the modern sense. Tuckey introduced Liebault's method to English speaking psychopathologists: 'The first english medical man to adopt the Nancy form of treatment seems to have been C. Lloyd Tuckey who first visited 'dear old Liebault', and then Bernheim, Berillon and Van Renterghem, in the autumn of 1888' (Gould. A history of hypnotism, p 349). 'Historians believe that the first use of the word 'psychotherapy' in a book title came with the English hypnotist Charles Lloyd Tuckey's Psycho-Therapeutics. Tuckey popularised the use of the word 'psychotherapy' as a synonym for the hypnotherapy of Bernheim's Nancy School in France, and attributes the discovery of 'psychotherapy' as a discipline to Liebault, it's founder.' (Register for Evidence -Based Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy). Protected in a loose Mylar archival cover. Extremely scarce as the true first issue. Collectible.
CONDITION: Very Good+