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    Sigmund Freud Autograph Letter Signed "Sig. Freud.' One page, 5.5" x 9", Vienna, Austria; June 9, 1929. Written in German at his office at Bergasse 19. Composed to his contemporary Dr. Karl Fahrenkamp, who was notable for his work in the 1920s on psychosomatic illness. A translation of the letter reads in full: "Very esteemed Doctor: I accept the photos with thanks. Basically, one cannot say anything else about their representations than what once was said in a simple way by a student in an introduction to a composition: 'Already the old Romans knew about love.' The most beautiful picture you sent is of a drink container of the King. I myself have such a delicate piece in my possession which Prof. Delgado brought to me from Lima. Very cordially yours." The letter is accompanied by the original mailing envelope, addressed in Freud's hand.

    Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

    Condition: Flattened mail folds, with uneven toning throughout. Spots of soiling throughout, with rust spots at the top from removed paper clips. There are small pieces of tape at all four corners. Usual wear and soiling to the envelope, with additional areas of dampstaining.


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    October, 2019
    26th Saturday
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