Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, 1959. First edition. Hardcover. INSCRIBED. 171pp. Octavo [21 cm] Black cloth covered boards with a white ink stamped title on the spine. Very good condition. The edges of the covers are lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is in very good condition, with rubbing. Item #20323
Warmly inscribed by Wilson on the front free endsheet. From the jacket- "An inspiring exhortation to the twentieth century in behalf of freedom and hope, and a brilliant, controversial analysis of modern literature, The Stature of Man represents the eternal cry of a new generation in active revolt against decadence and despair. It is an effective intellectual challenge to the materialistic philosophy that has reigned for so many decades."