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  1. 116633

    Die Zukunft einer Illusion.

    First edition, first impression. The English translation, The Future of an Illusion, was published the following year. The International Pyschoanalytic Publishing House, founded in 1919, published several hundred works on medical and applied psychoanalysis during its 20-year history; many of these - Freud's text included - have become key contributors to the development of psychiatry and psychoanalytical literature. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1927

    Published: Leipzig

    Stock Code: 116633

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  2. How to be a Successful Leader.

    How to be a Successful Leader.

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £25

    Date of Publication: 1953

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 115318

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  3. Dianetics: The Original Thesis.

    Dianetics: The Original Thesis.

    First edition, first impression. The Original Thesis was originally written in 1948 and distributed among close friends - it quickly gained attention and in 1951 received its first official publication in this scarce hardcover edition. This copy bears the corrective ink stamp to the jacket front panel and the title page, changing the address from The Hubbard Dianetic Foundation, Wichita, to a new personal address, "L. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: [1951]

    Published: Wichita, Kansas

    Stock Code: 114533

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  4. Beyond the Pleasure Principle

    Beyond the Pleasure Principle

    Authorized translation from the second German edition by C. J. M. Hubback.
    First edition in English, first impression, first issue with the George Allen and Unwin imprint on the dust jacket and no mention of the Hogarth Press on the title page. In Beyond the Pleasure Principle, generally considered his most controversial text, Freud introduced the concept of Eros and further investigated his theory of the death drive, or Thanatos, the human mind being a perpetual battleground for Eros and Thanatos. Learn More
    £1,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114402

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  5. Freud als Kulturkritiker.
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    Freud als Kulturkritiker.

    Mit einem Briefe Professor Sigmund Freuds.
    First edition. A highly significant association copy of this study of Freud by one of his most influential students, with the bookplate of Smith Ely Jelliffe, one of the first American psychoanalysts, to the front pastedown. Support for Freud among American academicians contrasted strongly with his lukewarm reception among his European contemporaries, and Jeliffe (1866-1945) was one of a select group of Americans scholars who "provided authoritative translations of Freudian ideas for a general readership, as well as applications of Freudian analysis to literature, art, and politics" (North, Reading 1922: A Return to the Scene of the Modern, p. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: Vienna and Leipzig

    Stock Code: 113460

    Signed: Yes

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  6. Non-Verbal Communication.

    Non-Verbal Communication.

    First edition, first impression. Advance review copy with the publisher's slip laid in. This report on non-verbal communication in humans and animals sets out the findings of a Royal Society study group. It is accompanied by essays "written from the point of view of a linguist, zoologists, psychologists, anthropologists and a drama critic" (flap blurb), as well as an art historian as E. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1972

    Published: Cambridge

    Stock Code: 112867

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  7. Mescal.
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    Mescal.

    The ‘Divine’ Plant and its Psychological Effects. With an introduction by MacDonald Critchley.
    First edition, first impression. Highly significant presentation copy of the author's breakthrough study of mescaline-induced hallucinations, handsomely inscribed "To Professor W. R. Miles, with compliments of the author Heinrich Klüver, Chicago, Nov. 1928" on the front free endpaper, with the book label of the recipient Walter Richard Miles to the front pastedown. Learn More
    £750

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 112683

    Signed: Yes

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  8. The Interpretation of Dreams.

    The Interpretation of Dreams.

    Authorised Translation of Third Edition with Introduction by A. A. Brill.
    First edition in English, first impression, first state (UK issue). With the publisher's tipped-in label stating that the sale of the book is "limited to Members of the Medical, Scholastic, Legal and Clerical professions". Intended to be a medical handbook, this book is not often found in such nice condition, and is the scarcer of the two states (the other being the first edition sheets bound with the Macmillan cancel title page for issue in America). Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1913

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 111197

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  9. Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.

    Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.

    Translated from the Second German Edition by J. E. Creighton and E. B. Titchener.
    First edition in English, originally published in 1863 as Vorlesungen über die Menschen- und Thierseele. Wundt is remembered as the founder of experimental psychology (Garrison and Morton 1463 & 4976), and is particularly associated with structuralism, the first of the major schools of psychology to emerge. A competing school, functionalism, formed as a reaction to structuralism and was principally influenced by the work of William James and the evolutionary theory of Charles Darwin, especially as expressed by him in The Descent of Man (1871) and The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872). Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1894

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 110264

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  10. What your aura tells me.
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    What your aura tells me.

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: 1977

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 104259

    Signed: Yes

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  11. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

    Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

    Introduction by J. A. Winter.
    First edition, first printing of the canonical text of Scientology, through which the Dianetic movement was first launched, later developing into the religion of Scientology. In it, Hubbard introduced a branch of self-help psychology called Dianetics that proved extremely popular, despite widespread condemnation by the medical and scientific establishment. Learn More
    £975

    Date of Publication: 1950

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 98090

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    Traité Médico-Philosophique sur l'Aliénation Mentale, ou la Manie …

    First edition, first impression. "In October 1793, while serving as médecin des infirmeries at Bicêtre Hospital, Pinel had the chains struck off from forty-nine male psychiatric patients in order to substitute for this cruel oppression his "traitement morale," a humane form of psychiatric therapy that identified insanity with illness rather than moral perversity or demonic possession. Learn More
    £2,500

    Date of Publication: 1801

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 91493

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  13. Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious.

    Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious.

    First UK edition, first impression. Originally published in the US in 1922 as Fantasia of the Unconscious. With bookseller's ticket to front pastedown and owner signature to front free endpaper. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1923

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 90641

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  14. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms' Fairy Tales.

    A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms' Fairy Tales.

    From the posthumous papers of Dr. Marie Rodgers, and from the memories of her conversations.
    A typescript produced to be privately circulated among friends of Dr. Rodgers, a Jungian analyst. This is a rare collection of some of her fairy tale interpretations, including "The Frog King", "Hansel and Gretel", and "Rumpelstiltskin". With owner signature to front free endpaper. Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: [c. 1953]

    Published:

    Stock Code: 90637

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  15. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms' Fairy Tales.

    A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms' Fairy Tales.

    From the posthumous papers of Dr. Marie Rodgers, and from the memories of her conversations.
    Privately published and circulated among friends of Dr. Rodgers, a Jungian analyst. This is a rare collection of some of her fairy tale interpretations, including "The Frog King", "Hansel and Gretel", and "Rumpelstiltskin". Learn More
    £250

    Date of Publication: [1953?]

    Published:

    Stock Code: 90635

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  16. Alcohol: One Man's Meat.

    Alcohol: One Man's Meat.

    First edition, first printing of this study on alcoholism. The authors consider potential psychological, physiological, and social factors, as well as discuss successful means of treating what they define as the "abnormal drinker". Learn More
    £375

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 90449

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  17. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.

    A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.

    To which are added (as being closely connected with the Subject) Two Treatises on Duelling and Gaming.
    First edition, written to combat Hume's Essay on Suicide (1783) and "one of the fullest surveys of philosophical and religious thought up to that time" (Encyclopedia of philosophy); "the most extensive treatise on the ‘natural, social, moral, and religious' aspects of suicide the risk of which the psychiatrist must continually bear in mind. From it is taken his historical survey showing the roots of modern legal attitudes and why Coroners still prefer the verdict of ‘accidental death' even to ‘suicide while of unsound mind'" (Hunter & MacAlpine). Learn More
    £4,750

    Date of Publication: 1790

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 88469

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  18. Fantasia of the Unconscious.
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    Fantasia of the Unconscious.

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy to E. M. Forster, inscribed by the author to E. M. Forster on the front free endpaper, "E.M., from D.H.L. Taos, 6 Nov 1922" and with Forster's "This book belongs to..." ticket. Forster and Lawrence met in 1915, when Forster visited Lawrence at Greatham, sharing "two hours walk in the glorious country", interspersing a searching philosophical debate with "breaks to look at birds, catkins, etc. Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1922

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 83380

    Signed: Yes

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  19. The Scientific Aspect of Surrealism.

    The Scientific Aspect of Surrealism.

    Reprinted from The London Bulletin, No. 7 December 1938–January 1939.
    Rare offprint from The London Bulletin by the painter Grace Phailthorpe (1883-1971), describing her belief in the ability of Surrealism to psychoanalytically liberate humankind. During the 1930s Phailthorpe and her companion and experimental subject Reuben Mendikoff, "were hailed as ‘the best and most truly Surrealist' of any artists living in Britain by André Breton, leader of the movement. Learn More
    £1,250

    Date of Publication: 1939

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 81115

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  20. Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.

    Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.

    With Analytic Interpretation by Marguerite Sechehaye. Translated by Grave Rubin-Rabson.
    First edition, first printing, in the first issue grained boards, of one of the earliest autobiographical accounts of schizophrenia, the "remarkable visions" (Alvarez) recorded and interpreted by the patient's Swiss psychoanalyst Marguerite A. Schervaye (1887-1964). Schervaye was a leader in the psychoanalytic treatment of schizophrenics and had spent seven years treating the subject of this account, a young woman named Réne who began having schizophrenic episodes as a child and was institutionalised during her teenage years. Learn More
    £500

    Date of Publication: 1951

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 79205

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