The Case of the Wolf-Man, Arion Press, Illustrated and Signed by Jim Dine
The Case of the Wolf-Man by Sigmund Freud
Illustrated with 5 Etchings and 6 Woodcuts by Jim Dine
Arion Press, 1993, Signed Limited Edition, 197 of 250
Signed by Jim Dine
This is a signed limited edition of “The Case of the Wolf-Man” published by the Arion Press in 1993 with a limitation of 250 copies with this being number 197. From the publisher, “Of Freud's case histories, that of the Wolf-Man, under the title "From the History of an Infantile Neurosis", is the most famous, not only for its importance to the development of Freud's thought but also for the grip upon public imagination that it holds to this day. It was written in the winter of 1914-15, shortly after termination of a treatment that had begun in 1910. The subject, the son of a wealthy Russian landowner, was tormented by a childhood dream of white wolves sitting staring at him from the bare branches of a tree outside his bedroom window in winter. This and other vivid images released by the psychoanalysis are used by Dine. Jim Dine is an artist of international stature. His paintings, sculpture, drawings, and prints are in the collections of major museums throughout the world. The introductory essay by the philosopher and art historian Richard Wollheim reviews the story of the Wolf-Man and considers the significance of this case for Freud, his followers, and critics.”
Measuring 11.875” x 9.5” with 116 numbered pages, the book is bound with a black goatskin leather spine with cloth covered boards and is housed in a matching cloth slipcase. The paper used in the book is mouldmade French Johannot for the text and English T. H. Saunders for the prints. The introduction to the book was written by Richard Wollheim.
The book is signed by Jim Dine on the artist statement page. The original prospectus will accompany the book.
The book is in FINE condition. The slipcase is in FINE- condition with minor surface wear.
Photographs of the book, slipcase, and stock images from the book appear in the photo section of the listing.
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