Moses and Monotheism

Freud, Sigmund, founder of psychoanalysis (1856-1939). Autograph letter signed ("Sigm. Freud").

London, 27 April 1939.

Large 4to. 1 p. With autogr. envelope.


Short but comprehensive letter to the Dutch writer and journalist Cornelis de Dood, about his just-published final work, "Moses and Monotheism". Freud apologizes for being unable to write more about Dood's "interesting letter", but his poor health will not permit to do so. He expresses his conviction that it is hard to believe that Moses found circumcision practiced among Jews, since all accounts indicated that the ritual was of Egyptian origin.

On headed paper.