Handbuch der physiologischen Optik [Robert S. Woodworth Association Copy].
Helmholtz, H. von.
Sm. quarto. xix,1334,viii,pp. Modern custom-made gold-lined three quarter leather over marbled boards. Green and maroon labels with gold lettering & gold-stamped floral vignettes on spine. Modern marbled endpapers. Includes "Uebersicht über die gesammte physiologisch-optische Litteratur bis zum Schlusse des Jahres 1894," as published. With laid-in presentation slip "This book is presented to the Department of Psychology of Columbia University by the family of Robert Sessions Woodworth." R. S. Woodworth (1869-1962) was an influential American academic psychologist in the first half of the 20th century. A graduate of Harvard and Columbia, his textbook Psychology: A Study of Mental Life, which appeared in 1921, went through many editions and was the first introduction to psychology for generations of undergraduate students. The author, Hermann L. F. von Hemholtz (1821-1894) was a German physician and physicist who made significant contributions to several widely varied areas of modern science. In physiology he is known for his mathematics of the eye, theories of vision, ideas on the visual perception of space, color vision research, etc. In 1851, Helmholtz revolutionized the field of ophthalmology with the invention of the ophthalmoscope; an instrument to examine the inside of the human eye. His interests at that time were increasingly focused on the physiology of the senses. In Handbuch der physiologischen Optik (Handbook of Physiological Optics) he looks at empirical theories on spatial vision, color vision, and motor perception. The book became the fundamental reference work in his field during the second half of the 19th century. With 8 optik plates in rear. Six of the b/w plates on heavy card stock, as issued, one plate in color fold-out, as well as one full-page b/w plate (that leaf with small closed tear on fore-edge). Additional 254 b/w in-text drawings and figures, as published. Text in German. Few annotations and underlining in pencil, easily erasable. Age toning to outer edges of interior leaves. Small area of fore-edge of half-title page professionally repaired. Binding in fine, interior in overall very good condition.
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Book ID: 27604