New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., (1952). First edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xii, 276 pages. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Bound in dark blue cloth-textured paper over boards with spine and upper board titles stamped in white. Minor extremity rubs to boards, prior owner bookplate on front pastedown. Jacket has shallow edge chips, short closed tears at lower joint folds, slight sun fading to spine, and a few rubs.
Scarce first printing of this highly influential early self-help book. Norman Vincent Peale's suggested methods were a combination of self-hypnosis and religious faith, and certainly had detractors, but this book forever stamped the nascent self-help genre.