Boston: Beacon Press, (1959). First U.S. edition. Cloth over boards. Octavo. xiv, 111 pages. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Bound in dark red cloth over boards with blind-stamped upper board. Spine titled in white, which remains bright and crisp. Minor extremity rubs to binding. No prior ownership marks. Jacket has sun fading to spine, a 2" and a 1" closed tear at bottom corners of front panel, other minor edge chips and short tears. No significant loss.
The first U.S. edition of this highly influential book that in later editions became known as "Man's Search for Meaning." Dr. Frankl, a psychiatrist from Vienna, spent three years in four different Nazi concentration camps in World War II and this is his personal narrative of that experience. Frankl founded the school of psychotherapy known as logotherapy as a result.
Certainly one of the 20th century's most important works in psychology. Originally published in German in 1946 as "Ein Psycholog erlebt das Konzentrationslager." Preface by Gordon W. Allport, translated by Ilse Lasch.