Sheldon, William H.; Hartl, Emil M.; McDermott, Eugene. Varieties of Delinquent Youth: An Introduction to Constitutional Psychiatry; (Human Constitution Series, 3). New York: Harper & Bros, 1949. First edition (K-Y). 
Black cloth hardcover, bright gilt spine titles within a ruled maroon panel, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2, 899 pp., tight, with 15 tables and 45 illustrations. Former owner's round emboss stamp of his initials on the tp, scattered marginal jottings and brief underlining in pencil in some sections. Very good. Hardcover.
"The book Psychology and the Promethean Will (1936) contains a general introduction to this writer's point of view. The thesis developed there was that we need a biologically oriented psychology-- and psychiatry-- in place of the essentially theological orientation underlying all the current social institutions. The rationalizations of human life upon which current institutions rest are at bottom mystical and supernatural, not biologically operations. This is true of our economic, sociopolitical , and reproductive affairs as well as of religious and educational affairs. In the face of the (hebephrenic) outlook upon life which has thus prevail before several score of generations it is not greatly to be wondered at that the species has drifted into an age of confusion of promiscuous overpopulation and of threatened chaos-- in short, that we have approached the verge of social psychosis." - Introduction.