Original Wraps. Leipzig and Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1891. First Edition. Very Good.
First edition of Freud's first work. One of approximately 850 copies, of which 257 were sold and the remainder destroyed. 24 pages of advertisement at front, 10 textual illustrations. Original publisher's printed wrappers, lettered in black. A remarkably well-preserved example with some chips to the spine, front cover with a small internal repair at inner joint, some faint dampstaining to wrappers adjacent to spine, several small chips along edges, small former owner's bookplate to inner front cover. A very attractive example of Freud's first book in the extremely scarce original wrappers. Housed in a custom folding box. Largely a neurological work, Freud's Zur Auffassung der Aphasien examines and challenges neuroscience's view that aphasias could be localized in specific cortical areas of the brain. Freud's studies on aphasia helped lay the groundwork for his future development of psychoanalysis.