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Freud, Sigmund
DIE TRAUMDEUTUNG. LEIPZIG & VIENNA: FRANZ DEUTICKE, 1900 [I.E. 1899]
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
66
Freud, Sigmund
DIE TRAUMDEUTUNG. LEIPZIG & VIENNA: FRANZ DEUTICKE, 1900 [I.E. 1899]
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Bibliophile III

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Freud, Sigmund
DIE TRAUMDEUTUNG. LEIPZIG & VIENNA: FRANZ DEUTICKE, 1900 [I.E. 1899]
8vo (235 x 155mm.), first edition, one of 600 copies, uncut in the original grey printed wrappers, in blue cloth folding box, wrappers slightly smudged and worn at edges, upper joint skilfully repaired at foot
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Literature

Garrison-Morton 4980; Grinstein 227; Norman F33; PMM 389

Catalogue Note

First edition, rare in the original wrappers, of The Interpretation of Dreams, Freud's greatest single work and the foundation of psychoanalysisFreud's first major work on psychology, Die Traumdeutung contains "all the basic components of psychoanalytic theory and practice" (PMM): displacement, regression, the libido, Oedipal impulses and the erotic nature of dreams. "Freud gave an unprecedented precision and force to the idea of the essential similarities of normal and abnormal behaviour, opening up the door to the irrational that had been closed to Western pychology since the time of Locke" (Norman). The book was published on 4 November 1899 (though post-dated by the publisher) but sold so slowly that the second edition did not appear until nine years later.

Bibliophile III

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London