NEW YORK: Simon & Schuster, 1945. 50th Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Red boards, with black design encompassing author's initials, and title to front. Nudged corners, light rubbing to extremities, and very slightly cocked. Fabulous, self-referential inscription and signature, in light turquoise ink, to front free endpaper: "_________. You certainly know how to win friends. At least, you won me. Dale. November 22, 1946. Do hope we meet again at Bow Lake." Good Plus. Item #76678
Dale Carnegie's timeless classic, every bit as useful and valuable an interpersonal and business success tool as when it was first issued in 1937, has never gone out of print. This particular copy -- the 50th edition -- was issued in December of 1945. [Carnegie's timeless book] "...went through 17 print editions in its first year of publishing and sold 250,000 copies in the first three months. The book has sold over 15 million copies worldwide since and annually sells in excess of 100,000 copies. A recent Library of Congress survey ranked Carnegie's volume as the seventh most influential book in American history. (Stephen Watts, Self-Help Messiah; Wikipedia).