Title: The Interpretation of Dreams
Author: Dr Sigmund Freud, A A Brill (trans)
Publisher: Gryphon Classics of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Library, 1988. Exact facsimile of the first English translation of 1913.
Condition: Hardcover, deep blue leather with gilt all over. Like new, almost flawless. Very nice book.
The book introduces Freud’s theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and also first discusses what would later become the theory of the Oedipus complex. Freud revised the book at least eight times and, in the third edition, added an extensive section which treated dream symbolism very literally, following the influence of Wilhelm Stekel. Freud said of this work, “Insight such as this falls to one’s lot but once in a lifetime.”
The initial print run of the book was very low — it took many years to sell out the first 600 copies. However, the work gained popularity as Freud did, and seven more editions were printed in his lifetime.
The text was translated from German into English by A. A. Brill, an American Freudian psychoanalyst.