Staining nerve tissue with gold chloride: inscribed by the author

Freud, Sigmund. Eine neue Methode zum Studium des Faserverlaufs im Centralnervensystem.

[Leipzig, Veit & Comp., 1884].

8vo. 453-460 pp. Original wrappers. Stored in custom-made black half morocco case.


First printing, offprint from the "Archiv für Anatomie und Physiologie" (1884, 5-6). Inscribed and signed to his schoolfriend, the chemist Josef Herzig, on the upper wrapper cover: "Seinem lieben Freunde Dr. Jozef Herzig | dVerf.". "Freud's full account of his method of staining nerve tissue with gold chloride [...] An English version [...] was published in Brain 7 (1884) [...] under the title 'A new histological method for the study of nerve-tracts in the brain and spinal cord'" (Norman).

Very rare and in quite good condition with insignificant edge wear and traces of handling. Provenance: from the collection of the psychoanalyst and bibliophile Haskell Field Norman (1915-96) with his bookplate on inside front cover; acquired from a Belgian private collection.


Grinstein 30. Stanford 6. Norman F 6 (this copy).

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