Good. No Jacket. Size: 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall; Type: Hard Back Hardcover in Good Condition. Tan cloth with burgundy lettering, lightly soiled, unmarked; light rubbing of edges and corners. Small tear to cloth at spine head. Tight, solid and square. Rough cut. Pages clean, no markings, yellowing on edges. Frontis portrait of Albert Schweitzer from a drawing by Daniel Wohlgemuth, 1929. Thirty illustrations from photographs. His Life: Memories of childhood and youth, decision for service, Lambarene, Sweden, London and Prague, Gunsbach. His Thought: The Quest for the Historical Jesus, Mysticism of Paul the Apostle, Music of Bach, Indian thought and development, ethics.
Very Good. Book Examines the life of the renowned Dr. Albert Schweitzer-with part I being on his life, and part II being on his thought (religious, ethics, music, mysticism, etc.). With appendices on civilization and colonization, Goethe, and religion in modern civilization. With 30 illustrations from photographs.
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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