Lot #201
Sigmund Freud Autograph Letter Signed

Freud plunges into historical research for "a study on the great figure Moses"

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Freud plunges into historical research for "a study on the great figure Moses"

ALS in German, signed “Freud,” one page, 9 x 11.25, personal letterhead, June 22, 1938. Letter referencing his important 1939 book Moses and Monotheism, in full (translated): "Your intention of admitting me to honorary membership in your society has pleased me extremely. I will always feel I belong among you, even if I cannot attend your conferences as a result of my bodily ailments. As it so happens, I have just made an attempt to push my way into historical research with my latest work, a study on the great figure Moses. Of course, I am not sure that the content of this essay will meet your approval." In fine condition. Freud's last major work prior to his death, Moses and Monotheism, was published in 1939. In it, Freud hypothesized that Moses was not Hebrew but rather had been born into Ancient Egyptian nobility.

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  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Sports
  • Dates: #614 - Ended August 11, 2021

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