Moses and Monotheism.

FREUD Sigmund (1939.)

£2000.00  [First Edition]

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Translated from the German by Katherine Jones. First edition in English. 8vo. 223, [1] pp. Original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, original pictorial dust jacket (foxing to endpapers and light spotting to edges of text block, small Heffer's booksellers label to front pastedown, otherwise internally clean; jacket slightly edge worn and dust-marked, loss to head of spine panel, old tape reinforcement to blank verso of front joint, still a really excellent example of the scarce jacket). London, Hogarth Press.

The first English translation of Freud's final work, complete with the extremely rare and unusual pictorial dust jacket, 'an anthropological and psychoanalytical study of the rise of Judaism, which he rooted in the monotheistic worship of the Egyptian sun-god Aten; and an examination of the significance of religion in general' (Norman).

An American edition was published later in the same year, which is far more commonly encountered than the present Hogarth Press edition. The majority of Freud's books published by the Hogarth Press before the War appeared in highly distinctive, uniform typographic dust jackets printed on extremely thin green paper stock. This striking pictorial dust jacket is therefore quite unusual.

Stock Code: 251847

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