The Child's Discovery of Death
Published under the storm clouds of the Second World War
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, xvi + 231pp.
A psychological study of how children deal with death, published under the gathering storm clouds of the Second World War. Chapters: 1. The Problem of To-Day and Always, 2. The Present Approach, 3. Death in the Child's Fantasies, 4. The Adult and the Child, 5. Death in the Child's Directive Thought, 6. Home Records: Discovery of Death and the Preparation of Discovery, 7. Death, Birth, and Hostility, 8. Death and Logic, 9. Death and Magic, 10. The Assertion of Immortality, 11. The Problem in Practice and in Theory. Appendix to Chapter One, Story-Completion Responses from Children Whose Mental Condition Appears to be Pathological. Bibliography.
The book is in good condition, with some small areas of fading to the blue cloth boards. The dustwrapper has some heavy edgewear and loss at the head and tail of the spine but has not been price-clipped and is now within a protective sleeve.