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    Inscribed and with Ephemera Laid In

    Albert Schweitzer. Out of My Life & Thought. An Autobiography. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1933.

    First edition. Inscribed in French by Schweitzer in ink on the title page. Octavo. 288 pages. Illustrated.

    Original tan cloth with titles in black on the front board and spine. Light shelf wear to cloth. Front hinge cracked but textblock sound. Former owner's name in ink on the front pastedown. In a chipped and tatty dust jacket with faded spine panel. Overall very good.

    Laid-in to the book is a 3.5 x 5.5 inch real photo postcard of a bandaged African child on which Schweitzer has written a long message in French on the reverse side. On the front, in his own hand he has written in English: "I am waiting to have my wounds dressed." Another photographic portrait of Schweitzer, 4.25 x 6 inches, dated December 14, 1938 has been signed for Schweitzer by his wife Helene. Mrs Schweitzer has also signed and dated the photograph. A particularly nice lot associated with the famous medical missionary.

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