AUTHOR: SCHWEITZER, Albert (C. T. Campion - translator)
TITLE: Albert Schweitzer My Life & Thought An Autobiography.
PUBLISHER: London: George Allen & Unwin, 1933.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST EDITION SECOND IMPRESSION PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY BOTH ALBERT AND HELENE. 1 vol., frontis portrait plate, inscribed on the half-title in French "a Mrs. Harriet g. Keating / avec mes bonnes pensees / Aspen 6.7.49 / Albert Schweitzer / Helene Schweitzer." Bound in the publisher's original gilt stamped green cloth.
CONDITION: Spine slightly sunned, head and foot of spine fine, inner and outer hinges fine, a VERY GOOD copy, housed in a 1/4 red morocco open ended slipcase, raised bands, gilt lettered spine.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: From the estate of the Rev Dr. Robert H. Schuller.
Inscribed copies of this title are quite scarce and we have not been able to find a single copy signed by both Albert and Helene.
Harriet Keating's husband George was a benefactor of Schweitzer’s hospital in French Equatorial Africa.
Albert Schweitzer made only one trip to America. He and his wife arrived on June 28, and departed on July 22, 1949. On July 6 they were in Aspen CO. Albert and Helene stayed in a house on Walter Paepcke's estate in Aspen who was central to the organization of the Goethe Convocation. He gave a lecture at 9 PM in the tent amphitheater, speaking in French to the largest audience of the festival. A Dr. Ross acted as Schweitzer's interpreter.