1965-1969 Mogadon: Concepts of Sleep
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Colour Plates, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce, With Slipcase
Twenty consecutive issues of 'Concepts of Sleep', an exceptionally scarce production examining various aspects of sleep, with the aim of advertising nitrazepam, sold under the brand name Mogadon, billed as 'the successor to the hypnotics'.
Mogadon, a hypnotic drug used for relief from anxiety and insomnia, was patented by a team of researchers at Hoffman-La Roche in 1961, coming into medical use in 1965.
These twenty issues, published between August 1965 and August 1966, each cover a different aspect of sleep, and express the aid that can be provided by Mogadon.
Issues are titled The Wake-Sleep Balance; Sleep and the Electro-Encephalogram; Sleep and Painting; Sleep in Literature; Paradoxical Sleep; Further Aspects of Paradoxical Sleep; Sleep in Poetry; Sleep and Music; Suicide and the Sleep Inducers; The Humoral Theory of Sleep; Classical Interpretations of Sleep and Dreams; Medieval to 19th Century Interpretations of Sleep and Dreams; Modern Psychiatric Interpretations of Sleep and Dreams; Sleep Deprivation; Sleep in Animals; Hibernation; Dream Deprivation; Modern Theories of Sleep, and Mogadon and Sleep.
With the bookplate of Desmond Morris to the publisher's slipcase. Desmond Morris was a zoologist best known for his 1967 sociobiological work ‘The Naked Ape’. Alongside achieving great acclaim as a zoologist, Morris was also known for being an ethnologist and surrealist painter, and for popular television programmes, including ‘Zoo Time’.
In the publisher's original paper wraps. Housed in the publisher's slip case. Wraps exceptionally bright, with light rubbing to back strip. Held in a wraparound band. Significant tape repairs to slip case, with bookplate to front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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