New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis.

FREUD Sigmund (1933.)

£750.00  [First Edition]

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Authorized translation by W.J.H. Sprott. First edition in English. 8vo (225 x 160mm). 240 pp. Original green cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, dust jacket (jacket slightly creased and edge worn, with some minor loss to the head of spine panel and corners, spine panel and upper portion of front panel faded, partial offsetting to front and rear free endpapers, otherwise a very good copy with the exceedingly scarce dust jacket). London, The Hogarth Press & the Institute of Psycho-Analysis.

“In March 1932 Freud decided to write a new series of introductory lectures to psychoanalysis, bringing up to date those he had published 15 years before … The new series consists of seven lectures, incorporating Freud’s latest thoughts on dreams, female sexuality and Weltanschauung” (Norman F139). The lectures were originally published in German on 6 December 1932 and were soon translated into English and published by the Hogarth Press.

In 1924 Leonard Woolf paid £800 for the existing stock of the British Psychoanalytical Society's library and the Hogarth Press became their official English publishers. The move was a huge risk for the Hogarth Press, both financially and in terms of the risk of prosecution for obscenity, and Virginia was "less sanguine than Leonard about the project. She wrote to Roger Fry that she was alarmed at the Press 'having laid out £800 in the works of Freud.' The stock arrived in July 1924 and was 'dumped in a fortress the size of Windsor castle in ruins upon the floor' in the basement at Tavistock Square." (Julia Briggs, Canvas Issue 18).

Grinstein, Sigmund Freud's Writings: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 166. 

Stock Code: 231841

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