Almanach der Psychoanalyse 1937.

FREUD Sigmund.  (1936.)

£10000.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. Small 8vo (175 x 125mm). 258, [14, publishers advertisements] pp., frontispiece black and white portrait of Freud after Wilhelm Viktor with two further photographic plates of Thomas Mann and a design for Oscar Nemon's famous statue of Freud. Original yellow cloth, spine and upper board lettered in blue, top edge in blue. A remarkably fine copy, with the original wraparound band. Wien, Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag.

A presentation copy, inscribed by the author “Seinem lieben Fritz Eckstein 1937 Freud” in black ink to the front free endpaper. Frederick Eckstein (1861-1939), a noted Viennese polymath and occultist, was a lifelong friend and one-time co-worker of Freud’s and the brother of Emma Eckstein (1865-1924), one Freud’s most important early patients.

The Almanach der Psychoanalyse was an annual publication by the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag, printed from 1926 up until the Nazi occupation of Vienna in 1938. Originally conceived as an affordable anthology to provide an overview of the year's developments in psychoanalytic literature, each Almanach consisted of twenty or so short articles, mostly reprints but with occasional original contributions, as well as a list of the year's publications by the Internationaler Psychoanalytischer Verlag.  

The present volume includes the first appearance of Freud's important essay "Brief an Romain Rolland (Eine Erinnerungsstörung auf der Akropolis)". Written on the occasion of Rolland's seventieth birthday, the "Letter" marks a return to Freud's earlier style of self-analysis as in The Interpretation of Dreams (1899) in which he examines a "disturbance of memory" prompted by a visit to Athens with his younger brother Alexander to see the Acropolis. Freud's lively correspondence with Rolland was the source of the famous "oceanic feeling" reference that forms a central aspect of both Future of an Illusion (1927) and Civilization and Its Discontents (1929). 

Other notable contributions include the first appearance of Thomas Mann's essay "Freud un die Zukunft", the popular success of which did much to cement Freud's reputation as one of the leading intellectuals of the twentieth-century, as well as articles by Anna Freud, Theodor Reik, Hanns Sachs, Edward Glover, and Paul Federn, amongst others. 

See Grinstein, Sigmund Freud's Writings: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 66.

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