Good. Publisher: Harper & Brothers PublishersDate of Publication: 1947Binding: Cloth, GrayCondition: Good/No JacketDescription: No jacket. Light wear. Previous owner's name on front endpaper, else very clean. Index. 346 pages. 9.5 inches tall. Frontispiece is a drawing of Schweitzer by Daniel Wohlgemuth, 1929. Book illustrated with 30 photographs.
Acceptable. Ships from the UK. slightly loose and shaken but overall condition acceptable Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.
1. pp. 346. Description: xiii, 346 p., plates., ports. 25 cm. Subjects: Schweitzer, Albert, 1875-1965. Near fine copy in the original title-blocked cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.
Although dated, this remains a fine, if not the finest, biography written by a contemporary of Schweitzer. Largely forgotten now, Schweitzer was a brilliant musician and theologian who gave up a comfortable career to become a medical doctor. He then traveled to Africa where he spent the rest of his life as a secular medical missionary. Seaver, an Anglican priest, spent several years with Schweitzer gathering the materials for this book, which Schweitzer himself acknowledged was a superior study of the man. Although out of print, copies remain available and are well worth reading.
Dec 18, 2008
Fantastic book. Just what I've been after for sometime. Good quality for it's age. Well packed and despached in ample time. Very pleased.
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