Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1964. Second edition, third printing. Octavo, original brown cloth, original dust jacket. Very slight lean to spine of near-fine book. dust jacket with only a faint smudge to front panel. Nearly-fine. Item #184
Early printing of the first translation in English of Kierkegaard's "psychological deliberation" on original sin and guilt. Using the pseudonym Vigilius Haufiensis, the work unfolds in a Preface, an Introduction and five chapters. The Concept of Dread had previously appeared in German, French, and Spanish translations but this translation into English was not published until 100 years after the original appearance in June, 1844. With a lengthy Introduction by the translator, Kierkegaard scholar Walter Lowrie of Princeton. Kierkegaard is "often named as the founder of existentialism. He could with equal accuracy be described as the greatest modern philosopher of faith." (Frank Magill, Masterpieces of Christian Literature). Also with Lowrie's brief Translator's Preface. First printed in July, 1944.