1921 - THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DAY-DREAMS - VARENDONCK / SIGMUND FREUD, PSYCHOLOGY
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF DAY-DREAMS — By Dr. J. Varendonck, With An Introduction By Professor Sigmund Freud — 1st Edition / 1st Printing — Daydreams, Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Publisher: George Allen & Unwin Ltd. and The Macmillan Co., London and New York (1921)
In well preserved condition. The boards and binding are solid and tight with some fading to the spine; otherwise there is minimal shelfwear. 367 pages. The pages are crisp and clean save previous owner's label and library stamp on the first blank page. The book builds on Freud's theory of dreaming, expanding it to daydreaming. Freud was largely in agreement with Dr. Vanderdonck's theories. This is the first major comprehensive book on "day dreaming". Excerpts are provided below.
Like nocturnal dreams, day dreams betray preoccupations with unsolved problems, harassing cares, or overwhelming impressions which require accommodation, only their language is not as sibylline as that of their unconscious correspondents…
But they all strive towards the future; they all seem to prepare some accommodation, to obtain some prospective advantage to the ego; in fine, they are attempts at adaptation: such is their biological meaning. They complete the functions of consciousness without our mental alertness....