New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1953. First Edition. A major work in the Mills canon, the result of a twelve-year collaboration with Mills' frequent collaborator Hans Gerth to synthesize social-psychological and sociological thought, heavily influenced by the work of Freud, Marx, Max Weber, and George Mead. Much reprinted, but uncommon in the first edition, especially so in dustwrapper. First printing. Octavo; cloth boards; dustjacket; xxi,490pp; includes bibliography. Brief gift inscription to front endpaper, else a tight, clean and unmarked copy in slightly rubbed and worn dustwrapper with a few brief, closed tears at extremities; Very Good.