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    Object Relations and Self Psychology : An Introduction by Michael St. Clair

    Wadsworth, 1999. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.




    New York: Norton, 1967. Paperback in very good condition.. 79 pages.



    Group Psychology and the Analysis of the Ego by Freud, Sigmund

    London: The International Psycho-Analytical Press and George Allen and Unwin Limited, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first impression. First issue with no mention of Hogarth Press on the title page, and the George Allen and Unwin imprint on the dust jacket. Very Good with gilt stamping a bit oxidized, lightly dust-soiled, and with pages toned. In publisher's scarce pale green dust jacket, with toning to spine and edges, light edge wear. Rather uncommon in the dust jacket.




    New York: Norton, 1966. Paperback in very good condition.. 313 pages.



    A Psychiatrist's World: The Selected Papers of Karl Menninger, M.D. (Two Volumes) by Menninger, Karl A. (Edited and with an Introduction By Bernard H. Hall, M.D.)

    New York: The Viking Press, 1959 Number 251 of a limited first edition of 990 copies signed and number. Top edges of text are gilded. Housed in cloth covered slipcase that is just a little bowed and shows a few light scuffs. Unused set removed from original shipping box to verify condition. Due to weight, additional charges will apply for Priority and/or International shipping.. Signed by the Author. First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Fine/No Dust Jacket.



    Love, Guilt, and Reparation and Other Works 1921-1945. by Melanie Klein

    New York, NY Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence, 1975. Hardcover First Edition USA [1975], so stated. First Edition USA [1975], so stated. Very Good in Very Good+ DJ: Both book and DJ shows indications of light use. The Book shows light wear to the extremities; faint sunning at backstrip, though the gilt titles thereon remain unaffected: bold and clearly legible; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows faint soiling; light wear to the extremities; a half-inch tear at the top of the front hinge; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Overall, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable in a like DJ. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 468pp. Index. Introduction by R. E. Money-Kyrle. Hardback with DJ. Melanie Reizes Klein (30 March 1882 – 22 September 1960) was an Austrian-born British psychoanalyst who devised novel therapeutic techniques for children that had an impact on child psychology and contemporary psychoanalysis. She was a leading innovator in theorizing object relations theory. Klein had a major influence on the theory and technique of psychoanalysis, particularly in Great Britain. As a divorced woman whose academic qualifications did not even include a bachelor's degree, Klein was a visible iconoclast within a profession dominated by male physicians. After the arrival of Sigmund Freud and his psychoanalyst daughter, Anna Freud, in London in 1938, Klein’s ideas came into conflict with those of Continental analysts who were migrating to Britain. Following protracted debates between the followers of Klein and the followers of Anna Freud during the 1940s (the so-called 'controversial discussions'), the British Psychoanalytical Society split into three separate training divisions: (1) Kleinian, (2) Anna Freudian, and (3) independent. This division remains to the current time. Kleinian psychoanalysis remains a large and influential school of psychoanalysis within Britain, in much of Latin America, and to an extent in continental Europe. Melanie Klein's works are collected in four volumes, of which this is volume One. A timeless book: the pioneering and fascinating work of Melanie Klein who shaped child psychoanalysis. Her work is second only to S. Freud.



    New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis by Sigmund Freud

    Leonard and Virginia Woolf, 1937. Hardcover. Good. 1937. 239 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Inscriptions to front endpaper and half title page. Pages are lightly tanned and thumbed at the edges, with some foxing. Binding has remained firm. Boards are a little rub worn with some slight shelf wear to corners, spine and edges. Corners are a little bumped and spine ends are a little crushed. With some tanning to spine and edges.


    AUD $14.00

    Revolution in Mind. The Creation of Psychoanalysis by Makari, George

    Carlton: Melbourne University Press. 2008. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Light reading creases to spine. 613 pages Thiis book goes beyond the myths to give us the history of one of the most contentious intellectual endeavours of the twentieth century, . Reprint. Softcover.



    Further Contributions to the Theory and Technique of Psycho-Analysis (The International Psycho-Analytical Library - No. II. ) by Ferenczi, Sandor (1873-1933)

    London, Pub. By L. & Virginia Woolf At The Hogarth Press, And The Institute Of Psycho-Analysis, 1926. First Edition. A very good copy in the original gilt-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. ; 473 pages; Description: 473 p. 25 cm. Subjects: Psychoanalysis. Psychology, Pathological..



    MELANIE KLEIN by Segal, Hanna

    New York: Penguin Books, 1981. Paperback in near very good condition.. 194 pages.



    Family Therapy in Clinical Practice by Bowen, Murray

    New York: Jason Aronson, 1982 Second printing after the first edition of1978. Dust jacket is very slightly faded over spine. Jacket is otherwise bright and clean, and is now in a clear Brodart protective sleeve.. First Edition, Second Printing. Cloth - Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.




    Aronson, 1989. Paperback in very good condition.. 552 pages.




    United Kingdom: Sage Publications. Good+. 1991. Paperback. 0803983735 . A very good trade paperback without creases to the spine, lightly creased/edge-worn covers, no writing or stamps unmarked pages slightly toned to the text-block edges and lightly soiled to the upper edge. Carefully packaged and posted within 48 hours from our wee bookshop in Scotland.; Trade PB .



    New Introductory Lectures on Psycho-Analysis by Freud, Sigmund

    Translated by W.J.H. Sprott. NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.. Copyright page date of 1933 but actually published [1945.] VG in VG dust jacket. Freud's classic work on the field of psychoanalysis. Contents include: Revision on the Theory of Dreams; Dreams and the Occult; The Anatomy of the Mental Personality; Anxiety and Instinctual Life; The Psychology of Women; Explanations, Applications and Orientations; and A Philosophy of Life. xi, 257 pages with index. Clothbound hardcover, 7.75 by 5 inches. Tight, secure binding. Top corner of inner dust jacket flap clipped, but original price of $3.50 intact on lower flap. No tears of other flaws to the DJ, which is protected by a new clear archival cover. An attractive well-preserved older edition of Freud..



    Freud's Vienna & Other Essays. by Bruno Bettelheim

    New York, NY Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1991. Paperback First Edition thus [1991]; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: former owner's name twice at front free end paper; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 282pp. Trade Paperback. Rather than produce the proverbial autobiography or memoir - there are already more than enough of those out there - acclaimed psychiatrist Bruno Bettelheim summed up much of his values in an anthology of essays on topics ranging from Freud and psychoanalysis in turn-of-the-century Vienna to the role of television in modern American society. Although nearly all of these essays have appeared elsewhere, they have been assembled in a handy little book for the first time, with many updates and amendments. Overall, the writing is clear and easy to read, something I cannot say for many (if not most) other books by psychiatrists and psychologists I have read; that fact alone, along with the interest Dr. Bettelheim shows for his subject matter, makes the book well worth reading. The book is divided into three parts: On Freud and Psychoanalysis, Children and Myself, and On Jews and the Camps. The first part discusses the formation and growth of the movement in Vienna and how the author came to learn about this revolutionary mode of thinking. Some essays were more interesting than others; for example, I found myself wondering why Dr. Bettlheim chose to include "Two Voices of Freud" and "A Secret Asymmetry" in this collection. They are somewhat academic; as such, they will probably appeal to students of early psychology but may seem a little dry to the general reader. On the other hand, I did find myself pleasantly surprised by "How I Learned About Psychoanalysis" and "Lionel Trilling on Literature and Psychoanalysis," even though I am not a student of psychology in any way. Both essays managed to capture and hold my interest as a general reader. Part II, On Children and Myself, contained much material of interest to me as a parent and teacher; I was especially interested in learning from Dr. Bettelheim's work with children with special needs. Most intersting was the first, "Essential Books of One's Life," which predated Dr. Robert Coles's writing on a similar theme, the importance of certain books - and the characters of novels, myths, and nonfiction works - for one's own development and the intellectual, emotional, and ethical development of the children in our care. Readers interested in exploring this topic further would do well to read Bettelheim's "The Uses of Enchantment," a book I recommend highly for anyone interested in exploring folklore, mythology, and fairy tales. The final part deals with Jews and the Holocaust, particularly noteworthy as Bettelheim himself survived Dachau and Buchenwald. The first essay is another of Bettelheim's treasures, "Janusz Korczak: A Tale for Our Time," a priceless essay on the man who in recent years has become my hero. Bettelheim originally wrote the essay an an introduction for the first edition of the first full (unabridged and unadapted) translation of Korczak's beloved children's classic, "King Matt the First" by Richard Lourie. Indeed, Bettelheim cites an ancient Jewish myth that on Earth, there must live any any one time at least thirty-six rightous people, people of such high ethical standing as to justify humanity in the eyes of the Lord; in doing so, he conjectures that Korczak was one of these rare people. Sadly, most of Korczak's writings still remain unaccessible to English-speaking readers, though his works have been widely disseminated in the original Polish, Hebrew, German, Dutch, and French, as well as new translation of his selected works into Arabic. Here was a man who put his revolutionary philosophy of educating and raising children into practice in running an orphanage in Warsaw, Poland, a pracice he continued with selfless devotion when he and his charges were incarcerated in the Ghetto during the Nazi occupation, eventually accompanying his children on the death trains to Treblinka, a scene that cannot fail to bring tears to one's eyes. Bettelheim goes into considerable detail about some of what we can learn from this remarkable man; readers can find more from Betty Jean Lifton's remarkable biography. As a symbol of the Rightous Among Nations, he discusses the role of Miep Gies in "Hope for Humanity," - that the only hope for all of us is to stand up to evil and take the responsibility to do something to make the world a better place, a theme so eloquently discussed in Rabbi Jonathan Sachs's "Healing a Fractured World." Both essays are very inspiring, leaving the reader shocked with the third essay, "Children of the Holocuast," discussing how people are able and unable to fully recover from server trauma. This, too, is a remarkable piece of writing and an important contribution to Holocuast study. "Returning to Dachau" left Bruno Bettelheim cold, it does the same for the reader; it is worth reading, but it is not nearly as memorable as the three pieces that preceeded it. The final essay, "Freedom from Ghetto Thinking,"is the most controversial; indeed it has earned Bettelheim not a little criticism. Most people will disagree with its premise that many Jews did not do enough to prevent their own persecution (and in many cases aided and abetted it); indeed, more and more books and exhibitions on the Holocuast are refuting this premise. Read the essay for the points it makes; the reader is left to form his or own opinion as to the extent one should agree or disagree. Bruno Bettelheim was a very interesting and erudite man, whose writings deserve to be read.



    New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis by Freud Sigmund

    Pelican, London 1975, reprint, paperback, creasing on covers, some underlining. Soft Cover.



    Object Relations and Self Psychology: An Introduction by St. Clair, Michael

    Paperback. Very Good.




    Secaucus: Lyle Stuart, 1975. Very good condition in a very good dust jacket.. 442 pages.



    The Analytic Attitude by Schafer, Roy

    New York: Basic Books, 1982 316 pages. Residue is seen on the lower portion of the dust jacket over the bottom cover where a price sticker was removed. Jacket is otherwise bright and clean, and now in a clear protective sleeve.. First Edition / First Printing. Cloth - Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.




    New York: W. W. Norton & Company. 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+ in a Poor dust jacket. Rear panel and spine detached. Chippign to front and rear panels. Sticker residue to front panel. No edition stated. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .



    The Ego and The Id by Freud, Sigmund (Translated and Edited By James Strachey)

    New York: W. W. Norton, 1961 88 pages. Previous owner's book plate is seen on the front paste down and her name and a catalogue number are neatly typed along the fore edge of the blank front end leaf. Volume is otherwise Fine. Lower corner of front dust jacket flap is clipped, not affecting any text. Jacket is otherwise Fine and is now in a clear Brodart protective sleeve.. First American Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Very Good+/Near Fine.



    Autograph Quotation and Note Signed, in German and English, 8vo, n.p., June 6, 1954 by REIK, THEODOR

    Reik writes in German: "What is my last desire in this world? That shy Jewish boys shall become proud young Jews." In English he explains that "Theodore Herzl wrote this into my autograph album." He signs in a large hand, "Theodor Reik." Reik studied with Freud in Vienna, then moved to Berlin and finally to the United States after Hitler came to power. Because he had not received a medical degree, he was considered a lay psychoanalyst. In the US he founded the NPAP training institute and an eponymous clinic both for lay analysts. He wrote this statement on the back of a campaign card calling for the building of the Theodor Reik clinic which was established in 1949. Reik connects himself to his Jewish Viennese roots by recalling Herzl's personal memo to him and possibly shared the same hope at this point in his life. Condition: the card bears a vertical crack from the top edge through the space between "ist mein" in the first line of the quote; cracks to the outside surface of the card on verso. Otherwise slight bends to corners from age and some crimping to the recto surface.



    Freudian Follies: Tenth Anniversary Review

    Topeka: [Menninger Hospital and Clinic], 1957 22 unpaginated leaves, side stapled into covers including credits, lyrics, and ads.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+/No Dust Jacket.

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