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Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (translated, edited, with introduction, notes and discussions).

London: WM Dawson & Sons Ltd, 1955. First English Language Edition. Hardcover. First edition in English of this classic text in the literature of paranoia, originally published in German in 1903. Schreber, a chief judge of the Saxon Supreme Court, experienced a psychotic break, which he documented in this memoir after emerging from seven years of institutional treatment. Freud's analysis of Schreber's memoir in 1911 shaped the psychoanalytic understanding of paranoia. From the library of Dr. Oliver Sacks, the renowned neurologist, author, and educator. He was, in his life, celebrated for his contributions to the understanding of the human brain and his ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to a broader audience. In doing so, he highlighted the profound impact of neurological disorders on human identity and experience. His library is a reflection of this remarkable polymath's questing mind. Very Good. Toning throughout, ex-library stamps else tight, bright and unmarred. [xii], 416pp. illus. Shelfmark. Lacking DJ. Original black cloth stamped in gilt and blind. Item #12434

Price: $150.00