HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE (Inscribed First Edition)
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1936.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1936. First edition. A Very Good - copy of the book with the spine toned and loss to the cloth at the spine ends and along the board edges. Lacking the dust jacket. Internally clean, tight and unmarked, save for the personal inscription from the author: "This book is inscribed to Theodore R. Nathan with deep salaams and salutations. Dale Carnegie."
With a print run of just three thousand copies, first editions of this work are scarce; we could find no copies sold at auction. Carnegie signed many of his books, but finding an early personal inscription on a true first is rare. Generally regarded as the first best-seller "self-help" book, it has sold over 15 million copies and been translated into more than thirty languages. Required reading at many universities, Carnegie's theories are still as relevant today as 75 years ago. Just this year the Library of Congress included this title within its exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." An incredibly influential and iconic work and one that fits within several different types of collections: literature, culture, Americana, self-help, business, and others. Very Good - (Item #736)