SACKS, Oliver The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat New York: Summit Books, 1985.
8vo. Red cloth-backed grey boards, spine lettered in gilt; in the original dust-wrapper (not price-clipped); pp. xvi, 233; light fading to wrapper, with slight shelf-wear, else a near-fine copy.
Third impression of the first edition, from the personal library of Elizabeth Chase, Sacks's niece. With her ownership inscription to the ffep: "From the Library of Elizabeth Chase".
This text is a compelling exploration of a variety of neurological cases encountered by Oliver Sacks. His writing skilfully makes readers aware of the extremes of the human condition, and how it can be altered and moulded by experience, allowing entry into the world of the patients in such a way that is tangible and sympathetic.