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  1. On Dreams.

    On Dreams. 1952

    £75

    First Hogarth Press edition, first impression. The abridged version of The Interpretation of Dreams, On Dreams was originally published in Germany as part of Grenzfragen des Nerven in 1901 and in English in 1914. Read more

  2. How to be a Successful Leader.

    How to be a Successful Leader. 1953

    £25

    First edition, first printing. Read more

  3. Dianetics: The Original Thesis.

    Dianetics: The Original Thesis. [1951]

    £975

    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 …Read more

  4. Beyond the Pleasure Principle

    Beyond the Pleasure Principle 1922

    £1,500

    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 …Read more

  5. Freud als Kulturkritiker.

    Freud als Kulturkritiker. 1930

    £675

    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 …Read more

  6. Non-Verbal Communication.

    Non-Verbal Communication. 1972

    £225

    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 …Read more

  7. Mescal.

    Mescal. 1928

    £750

    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 …Read more

  8. The Interpretation of Dreams.

    The Interpretation of Dreams. 1913

    £3,750

    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 …Read more

  9. Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.

    Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology. 1894

    £250

    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 …Read more

  10. What your aura tells me.

    What your aura tells me. 1977

    £250

    First edition, first printing. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Read more

  11. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

    Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. 1950

    £975

    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 …Read more

  12. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

    A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. [c. 1953]

    £250

    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. Read more

  13. Fantasia of the Unconscious.

    Fantasia of the Unconscious. 1922

    £7,500

    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 …Read more

  14. Traité Médico-Philosophique sur l’Aliénation Mentale, ou la Manie …

    Traité Médico-Philosophique sur l’Aliénation Mentale, ou la Manie … 1801

    £2,500

    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 …Read more

  15. Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious.

    Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious. 1923

    £225

    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. Read more

  16. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

    A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms’ Fairy Tales. [1953?]

    £250

    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”. Read more

  17. Alcohol: One Man’s Meat.

    Alcohol: One Man’s Meat. 1938

    £375

    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”. Read more

  18. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.

    A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide. 1790

    £4,750

    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 …Read more

  19. The Scientific Aspect of Surrealism.

    The Scientific Aspect of Surrealism. 1939

    £1,250

    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’ …Read more

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

    Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl. 1951

    £500

    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 …Read more

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

    Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl. 1968

    £50

    Fifth printing of “The remarkable visions of a schizophrenic child” (Alvarez) as recorded and interpreted by the 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 …Read more

  22. Types of Insanity:

    Types of Insanity: 1883

    £1,350

    First edition, uncommon thus. Hamilton (1848-1919), described on the title page as “one of the consulting physicians to the insane asylums of New York City, and the Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane.” Hamilton was Alexander Hamilton’s grandson; the founder and first president of …Read more

  23. The Psychology of Suggestion.

    The Psychology of Suggestion. 1898

    £650

    First edition of Sidis’s first book. Sidis arrived in America from Russia in 1887 “a friendless and almost penniless immigrant,” (H. Addington Bruce, “Boris Sidis – an Appreciation,” The Journal of Abnormal Psychology and Social Psychology, Apr. 1923) he was accepted at Harvard graduating …Read more

  24. A Problem in Greek Ethics.

    A Problem in Greek Ethics. 1901

    £150

    Second edition, one of a limited editon of 100 numbered copies intended for private circulation. Originally published in an edition of 10 copies in 1883. Read more

  25. De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité.

    De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité. 1932

    £6,500

    First edition of Lacan’s first published work. Lacan’s ground-breaking thesis, particularly its central narrative of the story of the woman he named Aimée, immediately attracted the attention of the Surrealists. “To this thesis,” Dali wrote in 1933, “we are indebted for giving us, for the …Read more

  26. “Über der Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri)”,

    “Über der Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri)”, 1877

    £6,500

    First edition of Freud’s first published paper. “Freud’s second piece of student research, on the function of the large Reissner cells in the spinal cord of the primitive fish Petromyzon, was assigned to him by Professor Ernst Brücke, head of the Institute of Physiology in …Read more

  27. Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.

    Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten. 1905

    £1,250

    First edition, first impression of Freud’s work on jokes and their relationship to the unconscious. Read more

  28. Der Witz und Seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.

    Der Witz und Seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten. 1905

    £925

    First edition. Freud argues in this, one of his most famous works, that jokes happen when the conscious allows forbidden thoughts which society suppresses. Read more

  1. How to be a Successful Leader.
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    URIS, Auren. URIS, Auren.

    How to be a Successful Leader.

    £25

  2. Dianetics: The Original Thesis.
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    HUBBARD, L. Ron. HUBBARD, L. Ron.

    Dianetics: The Original Thesis.

    £975

  3. Beyond the Pleasure Principle
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    FREUD, Sigmund. FREUD, Sigmund.

    Beyond the Pleasure Principle

    £1,500

  4. Freud als Kulturkritiker.
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    REIK, Theodor. REIK, Theodor.

    Freud als Kulturkritiker.

    £675

  5. Non-Verbal Communication.
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    HINDE, Robert Aubrey (ed.) HINDE, Robert Aubrey...

    Non-Verbal Communication.

    £225

  6. The Interpretation of Dreams.
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    FREUD, Sigmund. FREUD, Sigmund.

    The Interpretation of Dreams.

    £3,750

  7. Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.
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    WUNDT, Wilhelm. WUNDT, Wilhelm.

    Lectures on Human and Animal Psychology.

    £250

  8. What your aura tells me.
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    STANFORD, Ray. STANFORD, Ray.

    What your aura tells me.

    £250

  9. Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.
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    HUBBARD, L. Ron. HUBBARD, L. Ron.

    Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

    £975

  10. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
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    RODGERS, Marie. RODGERS, Marie.

    A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

    £250

  11. Fantasia of the Unconscious.
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    LAWRENCE, D. H. LAWRENCE, D. H.

    Fantasia of the Unconscious.

    £7,500

  12. Traité Médico-Philosophique sur l’Aliénation Mentale, ou la Manie …
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    PINEL, Philippe. PINEL, Philippe.

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

    £2,500

  13. Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious.
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    LAWRENCE, D. H. LAWRENCE, D. H.

    Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious.

    £225

  14. A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.
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    RODGERS, Marie. RODGERS, Marie.

    A Psychological Interpretation of some of Grimms’ Fairy Tales.

    £250

  15. A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.
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    MOORE, Charles. MOORE, Charles.

    A Full Inquiry into the Subject of Suicide.

    £4,750

  16. The Scientific Aspect of Surrealism.
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    PAILTHORPE, G. W. PAILTHORPE, G. W.

    The Scientific Aspect of Surrealism.

    £1,250

  17. Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.
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    SECHERVAYE, Marguerite A. SECHERVAYE, Marguerite A.

    Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.

    £500

  18. Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.
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    SECHERVAYE, Marguerite A. SECHERVAYE, Marguerite A.

    Reality Lost and Regained. Autobiography of a Schizophrenic Girl.

    £50

  19. The Psychology of Suggestion.
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    SIDIS, Boris. SIDIS, Boris.

    The Psychology of Suggestion.

    £650

  20. A Problem in Greek Ethics.
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    SYMONDS, John Addington. SYMONDS, John Addington.

    A Problem in Greek Ethics.

    £150

  21. De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité.
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    LACAN, Jacques. LACAN, Jacques.

    De la psychose paranoïaque dans ses rapports avec la personnalité.

    £6,500

  22. “Über der Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri)”,
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    FREUD, Sigmund. FREUD, Sigmund.

    “Über der Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon Planeri)”,

    £6,500

  23. Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.
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    FREUD, Sigmund. FREUD, Sigmund.

    Der Witz und seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.

    £1,250

  24. Der Witz und Seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.
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    FREUD, Sigmund. FREUD, Sigmund.

    Der Witz und Seine Beziehung zum Unbewussten.

    £925

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