The beginning of an
Sigmund Freud's first paper,
rare first edition in original wrappers
||Published when he was just
21 years old, "Freud's second
piece of student research, on the function of the large Reissner cells
in the spinal cord of primitive fish Petromyzon, was assigned to
him by Professor Ernst Brücke, head of the Institue of Physiology in
Vienna, where Freud had been admitted in the fall of 1876. Freud showed
that the Reissner cells 'gave rise to the root-fibres of the
posterior roots'" (Standard edition III, p.228).
|FREUD, Sigmund. "Über
den Ursprung der hinteren Nervenwurzeln im Rückenmark von Ammocoetes (Petromyzon
Planeri)," pp. 15-27, In: Sitzungsbericht der kaiserlichen
Akademie der Wissenschaften, LXXV, III Abtheilung. January-May 1877.
Vienna: Karl Gerold's son, 1877. Octavo, original blue wrappers, uncut
and partially unopened. Custom cloth box. $2300.
First edition in original wrappers of
Freud's first published paper.
One lithographed folding plate
accompanying Freud's article, other plates throughout. Light foxing,
minor soiling to wrappers. An exceptional copy of a fragile item, most rare in original