New York: Sheed and Ward, 1958. 12 mo. (7 5/8 inches tall), original oatmeal cloth, original dust jacket. Very slight lean to spine, bright, clean, unclipped dust jacket with a small chip to base of toned spine. Very good indeed. Item #1119
"WE MUST LOOK FOR CHRIST IN ONE ANOTHER"
First edition of Caryll Houselander's meditations on the "indestructible joy" of the Resurrection. Caryll Houselander's entire body of work in her all too brief life focused on the Passion of Jesus Christ. "All her life Caryll Houselander meditated and wrote on Our Lord's Passion, as He suffered it in Himself and suffers it still in His mystical Body." The nine sections consist of I. Resurrection, II. As I Have Loved You, III. The Hidden Glory, IV. Revealing Christ's Love, V The Personality of Christ, VI. The Prayer of the Body, VII. Work, VIII. The Crown of Thorns, IX. Rest. Christ's glory, Houselander tells us, was hidden after the Resurrection and we can only find him in each other. "We shall perceive Christ in others only if we realize that he is hidden in his Risen Life; that we can discern him only with the eyes of faith." Published after Houselander's death in 1955, this copy is complete in the original dust jacket designed by Jeanyee Wong, with a rather ghostly image of the author and reprinting a tribute by Msgr. Ronald Knox. Houselander, Knox says, wrote with "a candour as of childhood" and the ability to find just the right word "that left you gasping." Her admirers "are asking God to grant her, in that new life, the peace she gave us here. Not with long faces, though, she would not like that." Approbations.