September, 1956 First Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, BostonOctavo. Silver and Black letters on full sepia cloth. 288pp. Dark Blue topstain. In FINE condition in a NEAR FINE Brodart protected dust jacket. Square and tight with unclipped dust jacket. This is one of the iconic works of post war existentialist philosophy. This is a “inquiry into the nature of the sickness of mankind in the mid-twentieth century” that has been widely read and appreciated since its publication.