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Schweitzer: A Biography - David Marshall; George Poling;

Geoffrey Bles, 1971, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a little faded at the spine and margins. Edges of the textblock lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Previous owner’s inscription, minor, to the title page and a note to the margin of the index.

Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Albert Schweitzer’s life and Schweitzer the man have been for years shrouded in myth. This biography, the first since his death in 1965, probes beyond his time-worn image as an old, tired man in a pith helmet. Here he is revealed as everything but what that image represents — a respected philosopher, a renowned Biblical scholar, and a liberal rebel in a conservative European protestant church. He was an accomplished organist and interpreter of Bach, a crusader for world peace, and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. He made his philosophy of ‘reverence for Iife’ an ethic for the world. Still in operation, his hospital in Lambarene is a model of what the European might have given to the African native throughout colonial history.”


Foreword or introduction by Rhena Schweitzer. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Grey boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 342 pages.
£8.50