Lot 197: Scarce matte-finish 9 x 7.25 photo of Jung speaking with BBC producer Hugh Burnett, signed in fountain pen, "C. G. Jung, Arcana publicata vilescunt." Framed to an overall size of 9.75 x 8.25. In fine condition. Burnett and interviewer John Freeman met with Jung at his home in Switzerland in March 1959 to record an episode of the television program Face to Face, which was first broadcast on October 22, 1959. The show introduced Jung's ideas and concepts to a vast audience, and was met with such great success that Burnett desired to film another the following year; however, Jung's poor health led him to decline the invitation, and he passed away the following year. Jung's Latin inscription along the bottom, "Arcana publicata vilescunt," taken from the manifesto the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, roughly translates to 'secret knowledge when published is made profane.' A desirable format with a nice connection to a broader popularization of his ideas.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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