Anna Freud

Freud, Anna

Psychoanalytikerin und Tochter von Sigmund Freud (1895-1982). 13 autograph and 2 typed letters and cards signed. London, Walberswick u. O. O. Zusammen 17¾ SS. auf 18 Bll. 4to und 8vo. Mit 8 montierten Originalphotographien und 3 (1 eh. und 2 ms.) Kuverts.
$ 4,881 / 4.500 € (80898/BN52788)

The letters and cards, written in German to Lina Wintersperger in Vienna, contain mainly Christmas and New Year's greetings as well as thanks for birthday congratulations, but also speak of Anna Freud's increasingly difficult everyday life in her seventh and eighth decade of life: "[...] Here in England there are many troubles, but in our house and at work all is still well. The landscape in the picture is Ireland, where we always spend wonderful holidays [...]" (27 Dec. 1974). "Thank you for your letter, and I am sorry that you have so many difficulties, you yourself and in your family.

I, too, have assorted woes. I must still remain in bed for half the day, following a heart condition, and my old housekeeper Paula must go to hospital next week for an eye operation. So it is much the same everywhere, as you see. What I like particularly is the little photograph of your granddaughter. She looks a very dear and hard-working child, and to get 'straight As' is no mean feat, as I remember. Does she have any great wish? I would like to send her a little something [...]" (7 Jan. 1981). The photographs include scenes of Anna Freud in the garden and on walks, "England in autumn" and "our little country house in Ireland". - Some damage to several photos due to light, moisture, or rubbing; letters well-preserved..

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[Freud, Anna

Psychoanalytikerin (1895-1982), Tochter von Sigmund Freud]. Guest book inscribed by Sigmund Freud, Ernest Jones, Marie Bonaparte, Max Halberstadt and René and Paulette Laforgue. Hochroterd bei Wien. Rund 100 Bll. mit fünf Einträgen. Kalbslederband der Zeit (Huber & Lerner, Wien) mit Goldschnitt. 8vo.
$ 13,559 / 12.500 € (86188/BN57163)

Anna Freud's guest book from Hochrotherd in the Vienna Woods, where she and her partner Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham had bought an old farmhouse as a weekend and holiday home in 1930. Several major figures in the psychoanalytic movement signed the book: Sigmund Freud signed the first page, dating his inscription 26 July 1932 (with a three-word sentiment in German: "halb als Papa"). Marie Bonaparte (Princess George of Greece and Denmark), the French author and psychoanalyst, appears to have joined her together with Freud; her inscription bears the same date, and also carries a sentiment thanking the recipient for a good meal.

After a hiatus of one leaf, Ernest Jones, Freud's lifelong friend and his biographer, signed the book, dated 24 August 1934, noting that it was "a souvenir of a delightful and eventful experience". - Max Halberstadt, the Hamburg photographer best known for his portraits of Freud, his father-in-law, signed on 2 February 1936: "Via Hochrotherd nach Johannesburg". A few months after this inscription, Halberstadt emigrated to South Africa; his wife and daughter followed him in August 1936. - René Laforgue, the French psychoanalyst, and his wife Paulette, conclude the series with a signature and sentiment (again in German) dated 30 September 1936: "Hier haben wir trotz Winter und Kälte Ruhe und Wärme gefunden" ("Here we have found peace and warmth despite the winter and the cold"). - In 1934, Anna Freud took over the chairmanship of the teaching institute of the Vienna Psychoanalytical Association from Helene Deutsch (who turned her back on Austrofascism the following year and emigrated with her family to the United States) and was also a member of its board. In February 1937, together with Burlingham and Edith Jackson, she opened a day nursery - the Jackson Nursery - on Rudolfsplatz in Vienna, from where the Freuds and Dorothy Burlingham emigrated to London via Paris at Whitsun 1938..

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