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FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH OF INHIBITION, SYMPTOM AND ANXIETY, 1927, BOLDLY SIGNED AND DATED 1933 BY FREUD THE YEAR HE FLED HITLER

FREUD, Sigmund, Prof. Inhibition, Symptom and Anxiety. Stamford, Conn. 1927.

First edition in English of the major work that introduced Freud's radical new theory of anxiety, offering the "unmistakable ring of psychoanalytic truth; that is, no wish will be denied," boldly signed by Freud with his date of 1933, the year Hitler rose to power and Freud fled to London "to die in freedom." $12,000.

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"JUSTLY ESTEEMED ONE OF THE MOST VALUABLE AMONGST THE ANCIENTS"

CELSUS, Aulus Cornelius. (GREIVE, James). A. Cornelius Celsus Of Medicine. London, 1756. Scarce first edition in English, Greive's "fine and scholarly" translation (DNB) of "the greatest medical treatise from ancient Rome." $8000.

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OLIVER SACKS' OWN COPY OF AWAKENINGS, WITH HIS AUTOGRAPH ANNOTATIONS FOR THE REVISED EDITION

SACKS, Oliver. Awakenings. New York, 1974.

First American edition, published just one year after the British first, of Sacks' moving work on treating Parkinson's Disease. Sacks' own copy with his owner signature and dozens of autograph annotations, made in preparation for a 1991 revised edition presumably intended to capitalize on the popularity of Robin Williams' critically acclaimed film. $7800.

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“THE FIRST PSYCHIATRIC ENCYCLOPEDIA”

BURTON, Robert. The Anatomy of Melancholy. Oxford, 1638.

Desirable 1638 fifth edition of Burton's masterpiece, "one of the most popular books of the 17th century," with engraved allegorical title page. Beautifully bound. $6200.

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"THE MOST POPULAR SURGICAL TEXT OF THE 18TH CENTURY"

HEISTER, Laurence. A General System of Surgery. London, 1743.

First edition in English of this comprehensive guide to surgery by "the founder of scientific surgery in Germany" (Garrison & Morton), illustrated with 38 folding copper-engraved plates depicting 18th-century surgical tools and techniques. $4800.

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WITH 38 HAND-COLORED LARGE FOLIO ANATOMICAL LITHOGRAPHS OFTHE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM

QUAIN, Jones (editor and illustrator); WILSON, W.J.E. (editor). The Nerves of the Human Body. London, 1839. First edition, with 38 splendid large folio hand-colored lithographs of the brain, the nervous system and the sensory organs. $3800.

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“SECOND ONLY TO THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS IN ITS IMPORTANCE TO FREUDIAN THEORY

FREUD, Sigmund. Three Contributions to the Sexual Theory. New York, 1910.

First edition in English of Freud's essays on infantile sexuality and human psychosexual development. Leading psychoanalytic psychiatrist and American Imago editor George Wilbur's copy, with his contemporary title page owner signature. $3500.

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WITH GILT COAT OF ARMS OF PRINCE CONDÉ OF THE HOUSE OF BOURBON, GRANDE MAÎTRE DE FRANCE IN THE COURTS OF LOUIS XV & LOUIS XVI,

(LOUIS XV, HOUSE OF BOURBON) RAULIN, [Joseph]. Traite analytique des eaux minerales en general. Paris, 1772.

First edition of a medical treatise by Raulin, who held the post of physician ordinary to Louis XV of France and authored such medical works at the official request of the French Court, a rare copy with the gilt-embossed armorial coat of arms of Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince Condé of the House of Bourbon. Condé held the preeminent post of Grand Maître de France in the courts of Louis XV and Louis XVI before the French Revolution forced him into exile. $3500.

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RARE FIRST EDITION OF THIS IMPORTANT WORK ON THE EARLY USE OF ANESTHESIA IN OBSTETRICS, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, DR. WALTER CHANNING, AND WITH A TEXT CORRECTION IN HIS HAND

CHANNING, Walter. Two Cases of Inhalation of Ether in Instrumental Labor. Boston, 1847.

First separate edition of this important work on the use of ether in obstetrics, inscribed by the author on the front wrapper: “Dr. Johnson, with Dr. Channing’s regards,” and with a single correction on page 11 where Channing has drawn a line through a section of text and written “omit.” $3200.

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"THE FIRST IMPORTANT ENGLISH HANDBOOK ON BIRTH CONTROL"

STOPES, Marie Carmichael. Contraception. London, 1923.

First edition of the first British textbook on the theory, history, and provision of birth control by birth control advocated and sexologist Marie Stopes, the author of Married Love, in very scarce original dust jacket. $3200.

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