New York, NY: Ivison & Phinney, 1857. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Item #27216
400 + (8) pages of publishers' announcements at back; the printed endpapers at front and back also with book advertisements. Contents with the author's presentations on the study of the mind, anthropology, empirical psychology, in four 'Divisions": of the Intellect, the Susceptibility, the Will, and Mind Competent to Attain its End; the first edition was 1854. Laurens Perseus Hickok (1798 - 1888) American philosopher; "...The roots of Hickok's intellectual career are located firmly within the boundaries of the Edwardsean, or "New Divinity" Calvinism of the so-called New England theology associated with the followers of Jonathan Edwards...was even willing to suggest that the mind not only contained organizational categories but also used them to obtain complete knowledge of itself. This assured him that both the mind and the will are consciously self-directed and therefore can be held morally accountable..." (Allen C. Guelzo in the ODNB) Blank front endpaper with the previous owner name of collector George Brush M.D., U.S. Navy; in service as a surgeon & medical inspector, from 1861-1894 and with his small book-number ticket on the front endpaper; laid-in is his imprinted calling-card. Volume approx. 5 1/4" x 7 3/4" size; bound in dark brown decoratively blind-stamped cloth; gilt spine titles. A little edge, tips wear to the binding; occasional spotting and foxing in the text; in very good condition.