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FREUD, Sigmund. Die Traumdeutung Von Dr. Sigm. Freud.
Leipzig Und Wien: Franz Deuticke, 1900. First edition. From the library of Dr. C.B. Farrar with his signature on the titlepage and his bookplate on the front pastedown. Tall 8vo., contemporary green cloth, (4), 371, (372-375)pp. Small white mark on the upper cover o/w a fine copy of Freud's most important work and one of the most influential books of the 20th century from the library of an influential psychiatrist. "Although not published until 1899, ‘The Interpretation of Dreams' was virtually complete in all essentials at the beginning of 1896. Extending the wish-fulfillment nature of day-dreams to night-dreams, Freud differentiated the two kinds of wish: those in day-dreams being open and conscious, while the less pleasant subjects were repressed, to be released fro the sub-conscious only in sleep when the censorship of the consciousness is relaxed. This is unquestionably Freud's greatest single work. It contains all the basic components of psychoanalytic theory and practice: the erotic nature of dreams, the ‘Oedipus complex,' the libido, and the rest; all related to the background of the ‘unconscious,' later to be called the ‘sub-conscious.' (PMM 389). Dr. Clarence B. Farrar [1874-1970] "trained under several of the foremost medical scholars of his era beginning with Osler and then at Heidelberg under Kraepelin, Nissl and Alzheimer. Farrar was hand-picked by Prof. Charles Clarke, the University's inaugural head for Psychiatry, to succeed him in both that chair and as the first Director of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital (TPH) opening in 1925. Farrar served in those capacities until 1947, setting the stage for the TPH to continue as the Department's clinical, teaching, research and administrative nexus until succeeded in 1966 by the Clarke Institute." (TPH: History and Memories of Toronto Psychiatric Hospital by Edward Shorter).