Toward a Theory of Instruction, an inscribed first edition by Jerome S. Bruner. Octavo, x, 176pp. Beige cloth, title over black cloth on spine in printed gilt. First edition, first printing with no additional printings mentioned on copyright page. In publishers first state dust jacket, $3.95 retail price on front flap, wear along top edge, some shelf wear, no additional printings mentioned on front flap, a good example. Inscribed on the half title: “For Mickey, with gratitude for imagination and zest. With admiration, Jerry. Christmas, 1965.” A scarce signed copy.
Comments: Professor Jerome Bruner was an American psychologist who made significant contributions to the study of cognitive learning theory. He is considered the pioneer of the study of cognitive psychology with the publication of A Study of Thinking (1956). This work by Bruner was part of his study on educational psychology, which began in the early 1960’s.