Hard Cover. New York: Thomas Seltzer, 1921. 1st Edition. Very Good.
First edition. One of 250 copies. Publisher's original tan paper-covered boards, lettered in black. A very good copy with some wear and toning to boards, front joint starting, text block edges toned but otherwise a clean and tight interior, contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Overall, a very presentable copy. The first of Lawrence's two psychological works, Psychoanalysis and the Unconscious explores various psychological phenomena. Along with his second work on the topic, Fantasia of the Unconscious, Psychoanalysis started as a response to critics who likened the plot of Lawrence's Sons and Lovers to Freud's theories on the Oedipus complex. Lawrence argued against this comparison and proposed alternative theories to Freud's on consciousness and morality. These writings on his philosophy, which he reports were "deduced from the writings and poems, not the reverse," give readers insight into the thinking behind many of his other works.