Item #65543 Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War. James Bond source book, Wilfred TROTTER, F. R. S.
Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War.
Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War.
Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War.
Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War.

Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War.

London: Fisher Unwin, 1916. [Social psychology] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (19 x 13cm), pp.213; [1], Imprint; [2], blank. Publisher's mid-green cloth lettered and ruled in blind to front cover, blocked in gilt to backstrip. Edges spotted, light foxing within, small, neat owner name to paste-down, covers are rather fresh looking with some light rubbing to tips. A near fine copy of a rare and important book. 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; we have handled just one copy previously (Item 63215, £650). Bibliographer Jon Gilbert's copy, with his pencilled notes and ownership signature. His comprehensive guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #65543

Gilbert, Section L., p.619.

Price: £975.00

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