Amherst: Printed for C.E. Garman, 1880. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #2305959
Overall a very good set though some volumes have toned wrappers, minor loss from edges, light creases, and/or marginalia. Ink names on wrappers of most volumes (probably of the students to whom the pamphlets were loaned).
29 uniformly bound pamphlets treating 20 different topics, ostensibly distributed by Garman to his students for use in his courses. Each pamphlet states, in some variation or other, on the front wrapper: 'This pamphlet though printed is not published; it is in every respect private property. It has been printed at considerable expense and trouble, and is only loaned to the students in the Psychology division on two conditions, first, that it be carefully preserved and promptly returned when called in; second, that the student to whom it is loaned does not in any case let it come into the hands of any person not a member of the Psychology division. The taking of this pamphlet is considered an agreement on the part of the student to conform to the above conditions.' "Charles Edward Garman, professor of philosophy at Amherst College, has for a quarter of a century played a somewhat unique part in our American academic system. To 'publish,' to pursue 'original investigation,' has during that time been the ideal that most of his compeers have aspired to; but he, with as good capacities for that sort of thing as any of them, has unswervingly devoted all his energies to being an inspiring teacher; and his "publishing" has only been of pamphlets for the use of his successive classes. The results have been extraordinary in their effect, not only on the intellect, but on the character of those who have come under his influence. His pupils, many of whom are now academic personages of importance, have thought fit to express their 'gratitude, admiration, and affection' by a Festschrift on the German pattern, published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., entitled "Studies in Philosophy and Psychology," and dedicated to Professor Garman..." (Professor William James, IX, The Nation, August 9, 1906) Pamphlet titles include: Questions on the Analytic.; Outline of the "Analytic". (Part II.); Outline of the "Analytic". (Part III.); Discussions by the Metaphysical Society.; Printed as Private Manuscript. (Analytic Part IV); Printed as Private Manuscript; Printed as Private Manuscript (II); Outline of Hume's Philosophy.; Printed as Private Manuscript (Hume II); Some Products of the Higher Susceptibility.; Questions on the Susceptibility.; Printed as Private Manuscript (Susceptibility I.); Printed as Private Manuscript (Susceptibility II.); Notes on Authority. (No. 1.); Printed as Private Manuscript (Authority Part III.); Notes on Obligation.; Printed as Private Manuscript (Space); Printed as Private Manuscript (Physical Law); Printed as Private Manuscript (Interaction.); Notes on Huxley.; Questions on Philosophy.; Notes on Relation.; Notes on Descartes.; Printed as Private Manuscript (Abstraction.); Questions on the Reason. (No. 1.); Questions on the Faculty of Construction. (Part I.); Questions on the Faculty of Construction. (Part II.); Questions on the Faculty of Construction. (Part III.).