Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 66

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
WRITTEN FROM "THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN": BERGGASSE 19 FREUD, SIGMUND. Typed Letter Signed, "freud," to an unnamed recipient, "Esteemed Sir," in German, explaining that his work at the "magic mountain" leaves only the evenings to socialize and arranging a meeting after dinner. 1 page, 8vo, "Prof. Dr. Freud" stationery; remnants of prior mounting at upper edge verso, short closed tear at left edge, line drawn under mention of magic mountain in red pencil, horizontal fold. Vienna, 24 March 1926

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"I am very sorry that your recent visit to me was unsuccessful. My day in this magic mountain or cave is divided in such a way that I have only the evening for enjoyments. May I suggest that you honor me with a visit today, at 8 or 8:15 after dinner, to exchange ideas and have a cigar? Or give the bearer some other time?"
Thomas Mann's novel, Magic Mountain, in which several themes are developed including the health of the mind and body, was published in 1924, two years prior to the writing of this letter.