New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1941. Hardcover. 8vo. Black cloth with yellow paper spine label, in dust jacket. Considerable edgewear/creasing to jacket, with some chipping and light soil. Foxing to jacket flaps. INSCRIBED on ffep: "For Jack Price / with best wishes / S.I. Hayakawa / xii - 18 - 41." Endpapers heavily toned; interior clean. Very good plus in good dust jacket. Very good + / good. Item #22993
Early work by Hayakawa, presenting semantic principles intended to promote clear thinking and counter propaganda, published in the early years of World War II. Later rewritten and expanded into "Language in Thought and Action."