Memoirs of my Nervous Illness Signed by translator with ALS
London: Wm. Dawson & Sons, 1955. Translated, edited, with introduction, notes and discussion by Ida Macalpine & Richard A. Hunter. First English edition. Original black cloth with gilt titles. No wrapper. gift inscription from translator (Dr Richard Hunter) to ffep. Also loosely inserted is an autograph letter from Hunter describing the contents of the book and offering his thoughts 13 years after publication. There is also a Times newspaper article from 1973 on Schreber.<br />Daniel Paul Schreber (1842 - 1911) was a German judge who suffered from what was then diagnosed as dementia praecox (later known as paranoid schizophrenia or schizophrenia, paranoid type). He described his 2nd mental illness (1893-1902), making also a brief reference to the 1st disorder (1884-1885) in his book Memoirs of My Nervous Illness (original German title Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken). The Memoirs became an influential book in the history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis thanks to its interpretation by Sigmund Freud.<br />220 by 145mm (8¾ by 5¾ inches).416 pp.