New York: The Analytical Psychology Club of New York, 1957. 1st Edition Thus. Octavo, publisher’s stiff card paper wraps.
First edition in English of Swiss psychoanalyst Emma Jung’s twin foundational texts. Longtime wife of Carl Jung, Emma supported her husband in his work while also working independently as a prominent psychoanalyst, making major contributions to Jungian psychology. The two essays, published here in the year of her death, provide insight into the fundamental concepts of animus and anima and the roles they play in dreams, fantasies, behavior, and folktales, along with delineating the importance of integrating the contrasexual opposites of the psyche. With a black-and-white frontispiece portrait of Emma, and end-notes for each essay. "On the Nature of the Animus" originally published in German in 1934; "The Anima as an Elemental Being" originally published in German in 1955. Dampstaining and toning to wraps, some warping to textblock. Good. Item #8024