Memories Of Teilhard de Chardin - Helmut de TerraLondon: Collins, 1964, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded, more heavily faded at the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
First British Edition. [First Published: as Mein Weg mit Teilhard de Chardin by C. H. Beck'sche, 1962] From the cover: “The influence of Teilhard de Chardin as prehistorian, Christian philosopher and seer, has by now been felt throughout the western world. His ideas, while profoundly religious, were founded upon the scientific studies which occupied him until his death at the age of 74 in 1955. Teilhard de Chardin wielded his magnifying glass and his geologist’s hammer in many corners of the earth, and this portrait of the scientist at work increases considerably our understanding of the man behind the ideas. Helmut de Terra, himself a distinguished geologist and palaeontologist, was with Chardin on a number of geological expeditions in the Far East between 1935 and 1937. He describes their work together in Kashmir, the foothills of the Himalayas, Central India, Burma and Java — the scene of many of the letters in Chardin’s Letters From a Traveller. The personality of the priest comes over clearly; the remarkable blend of knowledge and intuition which he showed in his work, and the extraordinary sympathy and charm that were felt by all who came into contact with him.”