First Edition In English Of Freud’s
Introductory Lectures On Psycho-Analysis,
1933, Published In London As The Nazis
Burned His Books In Berlin
70. FREUD, Sigmund.
Lectures on Psycho-Analysis.
Octavo, original green cloth, dust jacket. $2200.
First edition in English of Freud’s important
introductory lectures on psychoanalysis, pub-
lished by Leonard and Virginia Woolf at their
Hogarth Press, in original dust jacket.
New Introductory Lectures subject to burning
in Nazi Germany, this London first edition in
English helped to disseminate Freud’s theories
across the Europe before his work was banned
across the occupied countries by the Nazis
beginning in 1938.
“In March 1932 Freud decided to write a new
series of… seven lectures, incorporating
Freud’s latest thoughts on dreams, female sex-
uality and Weltanschauung” (Norman F139).
The first edition was published in German in
Vienna. Virginia Woolf ’s Hogarth Press was
the “main source of Freud’s ideas in England
for 13 years” (Bennett, 27). Near-fine.
First Edition of Stephen King’s First Novel, Inscribed By Him
69. KING, Stephen.
Garden City, 1974. Octavo, original burgundy
cloth, dust jacket.
First edition of the novel that launched King’s phenomenal career, bold-
ly inscribed: “For M— D— with best, Stephen King 9/24/80.”
couched as ensuring “age appropriateness” and “protecting children,”
Carrie has repeatedly been banned in schools and communities that find
its inclusion of menstruation, obscenity, sexual content, and mass killing
distasteful for any age.
inaugurated King’s reign as “the best-selling American author
during the final quarter of the 20th century” (
Chronology of American
“They came to see what happened to their town, to
see if it was indeed lying burnt and bleeding. Many
of them also came to die.”