RECREATIONS OF A PSYCHOLOGIST. New York, London: D. Appleton and Company, 1920. Octavo, pp. [i-iv] v-vii [viii] ix [x], 1-336, [337-338: blank] [note: last leaf is blank], original green cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. First printing with code "(1)" at base of text on page 336. A collection of eight science fiction and fantasy tales, including a novella about the fall of Atlantis, "allegedly written through the medium of a spirit. The Atlanteans conquered the Earth, learned the secret of making gold and diamonds, contacted Mars, and utilized the limitless energy of the Earth's core. Tells of sexual revolt due to an overabundance of women, and the great catastrophe that destroyed the land due to science run amok." - Teitler (2013) 564. The author was a very important figure in the early history of psychology in the United States. He started the AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY (1887), was one of he founders of the American Psychological Association, and was the first president of Clark University in Worcester, Mass., site of the first lectures in the U.S. by Freud. These stories were written over a long period of time, but not published until the author was 76 years old. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 391. Eichner, Atlantean Chronicles, p. 163. Bleiler (1978), p. 91. Reginald 06658. Bookplate of Stuart A. Teitler affixed to front paste-down. A clean, bright, very good copy. An uncommon book. (#150822).
First printing has code "(1)" at base of text on page 336.