London: Fisher Unwin, 1916. [Social psychology] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.213; , Imprint; , blank. Publisher's min-green cloth lettered and ruled in blind to front cover, blocked in gilt to backstrip. Contents clean, neat ink ownership of Major N.I. McN. Walter (Indian Army) to pastedown, cloth lightly rubbed and marked. Very good indeed. An early classic of crowd mentality and the psychology of war, detailing Trotter's concept of the herd instinct, which he first outlined in two papers published in 1908. A James Bond source book, which clearly influenced Ian Fleming. Trotter's theory is cited in 'Live and Let Die' (Cape, 1954, p.220), and revisited in both 'From Russia With Love' (1957) and 'Thunderball' (1961). The first edition is scarce, with no other copy available for sale at the time of writing. Item #63215
Gilbert, Section L., p.619.