616: PSYCHOANALYSE – FREUD, S.,

Zur Auffassung der Aphasien. Eine kritische Studie. Leipzig und Wien, Deuticke, 1891. 2 Bl., 107 S. Mod. Hldr. mit eingeb. Vorderdeckel des Orig.-Umschl. (219)
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Erste Ausgabe von Freuds erster Buchveröffentlichung. – Rickman 1376. Fischer I, 445. Meyer-Palmedo 81. Norman F 15. – "Freud’s treatise on aphasia [loss or impairment of the ability to use words] … was little known or appreciated by contemporary neurologists [of the 850 copies printed, only 257 were sold over nine years and the remainder of the edition was pulped], but Freud always regarded it as the most significant of his neurological writings … Departing from the mechanical views of the Helmholtz school, Freud approached the development of speech and reading from a psychological standpoint … Freud dedicated this book to his older colleague and mentor, Joseph Breuer, with ‚friendly admiration‘, but was disappointed in Breuer’s seeming disdain of this gesture" (Norman). – Die meisten Exemplare wurden an die üblichen medizinischen Fachbibliotheken verkauft, weshalb Exemplare wie unseres ohne Bibliotheksstempel von großer Seltenheit sind. – Aus dem Besitz des schwedischen Neurologen und Mitglieds des Nobel-Komitees für Medizin, Frithiof Lennmalm (1858-1924), mit seiner eigenhändigen Signatur auf dem Vorderumschlag. – Mit einigen Anstreichungen und Anmerkungen in Bleistift, papierbedingt gebräunt. – Nachgebunden ein Blatt mit Verlagsanzeigen, dat. Januar 1891.

First edition of Freud’s first book publication. – Most of the copies were sold to the usual medical libraries, that is why copies like ours without library stamp are of great rarity. – From the possession of the Swedish neurologist and member of the Nobel committee for medicine, Frithiof Lennmalm (1858-1924) with his personal signature on front cover. – With some underlinings and notes in pencil, browned due to paper quality. – Additional bound leaf with publisher’s advertisements, dated January 1891. – Modern half calf with bound-in front cover of original wrapper.