FIRST EDITION OF THINK AND GROW RICH, WITH A LAID-IN LEAF SIGNED BY NAPOLEON HILL
HILL, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich. Teaching, for the First Time, the Famous Andrew Carnegie Formula for Money-Making, Based Upon the Thirteen Proven Steps to Riches. Meriden, Connecticut: The Ralston Society, 1937. Octavo, original gilt-stamped burgundy cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of this classic work sharing Andrew Carnegie’s famous secrets of success, with laid-in signature of author Napoleon Hill.
Hill’s inspirational message, written toward the end of the Great Depression, offered hope in the foundation of capitalism and the American Dream: work hard, provide quality, treat customers with respect, and… you will be successful. It promised to give the reader the necessary tools to make money by following a 13-step process, reportedly culled from Hill’s interviews with Andrew Carnegie as well as other successful businessmen such as Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and John D. Rockefeller. Included in Hill’s steps are lessons on topics such as organized planning, conquering the subconscious mind, and overcoming fear. Because of the popularity of Hill’s motivational book, it has never been out of print; since its publication, an estimated 20 million readers have bought this work, making it one of the most widely read bestsellers of its day.
Book fine, about-fine dust jacket bright with a bit of wear to extremities. A lovely copy, rare signed.