Drei Abhandlungen zur Sexualtheorie
Leipzig und Wien: Franz Deuticke. 1905.

First edition. Large 8vo. (238x150mm). pp. [ii], 84. Uncut. Original blue-grey paper wrappers, lettered in black on front and rear wrapper. Slight shelf wear, some restoration to spine. An excellent copy. One of the foundation texts of the twentieth century. Along with his first book, The Interpretation of Dreams, the lectures on Pyscho-Analysis and the late Civilization and its Discontents, this text changed forever our conception of the child. No longer Rousseau's innocent child of Nature, he or she became a mass of unfocussed and unspecified sexuality which needed to be socially conditioned. A major cultural document.